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Lithiomarsturite

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Formula:
LiCa2Mn2Si5O14(OH)
Hardness:
6
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Member of:
The Li analogue of Marsturite.


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Classification of LithiomarsturiteHide

Approved
9.DK.05

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
K : Inosilicates with 5-periodic single chains
65.4.1.7

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
4 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
14.18.26

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
18 : Silicates of Mn and Na, K, Mg, Ca or Fe

Physical Properties of LithiomarsturiteHide

Hardness:

Optical Data of LithiomarsturiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.645 nβ = 1.660 nγ = 1.666
2V:
Measured: 59° to 64°, Calculated: 64°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.021
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of LithiomarsturiteHide

Formula:
LiCa2Mn2Si5O14(OH)
IMA Formula:
LiCa2Mn2+2Si5O14(OH)
Common Impurities:
Fe,Mg,H2O

Crystallography of LithiomarsturiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.65 Å, b = 12.11 Å, c = 6.8 Å
α = 85.41°, β = 94.42°, γ = 111.51°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.632 : 1 : 0.562
Unit Cell V:
583.43 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of LithiomarsturiteHide

Synonyms of LithiomarsturiteHide

Other Language Names for LithiomarsturiteHide

Relationship of Lithiomarsturite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
FerrorhodoniteCaMn3Fe(Si5O15)Tric. 1
ManganbabingtoniteCa2(Mn,Fe)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric.
MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
Nambulite(Li,Na)Mn4Si5O14(OH)Tric.
Natronambulite(Na,Li)(Mn,Ca)4Si5O14OHTric.
RhodoniteCaMn3Mn(Si5O15)Tric. 1
ScandiobabingtoniteCa2(Fe2+,Mn)ScSi5O14(OH)Tric.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tetrawickmanite1 photo of Lithiomarsturite associated with Tetrawickmanite on mindat.org.
Fluorapatite1 photo of Lithiomarsturite associated with Fluorapatite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DK.05BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DK.05ManganbabingtoniteCa2(Mn,Fe)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric.
9.DK.05MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DK.05Nambulite(Li,Na)Mn4Si5O14(OH)Tric.
9.DK.05Natronambulite(Na,Li)(Mn,Ca)4Si5O14OHTric.
9.DK.05RhodoniteCaMn3Mn(Si5O15)Tric. 1
9.DK.05ScandiobabingtoniteCa2(Fe2+,Mn)ScSi5O14(OH)Tric.
9.DK.05FowleriteCaMn3Mn(Si5O15)
9.DK.10SantaclaraiteCaMn4[Si5O14OH](OH) · H2OTric.
9.DK.15SaneroiteNaMn2+5[Si5O14(OH)](VO3)(OH)Tric.
9.DK.20Hellandite-(Y)(Ca,REE)4Y2Al◻2(B4Si4O22) (OH)2Mon.
9.DK.20Tadzhikite-(Ce)Ca4Ce3+2Ti◻(B4Si4O22)(OH)2Mon.
9.DK.20Mottanaite-(Ce)Ca4(CeCa)AlBe2(Si4B4O22)O2Mon.
9.DK.20CiprianiiteCa4[(Th,U)(REE)]Al◻2(Si4B4O22)(OH,F)2Mon.
9.DK.20Hellandite-(Ce)(Ca,REE)4Ce2Al□2(B4Si4O22) (OH)2

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

65.4.1.1RhodoniteCaMn3Mn(Si5O15)Tric. 1
65.4.1.2BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
65.4.1.3ManganbabingtoniteCa2(Mn,Fe)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric.
65.4.1.4Nambulite(Li,Na)Mn4Si5O14(OH)Tric.
65.4.1.5Natronambulite(Na,Li)(Mn,Ca)4Si5O14OHTric.
65.4.1.6MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.18.1Nambulite(Li,Na)Mn4Si5O14(OH)Tric.
14.18.2Natronambulite(Na,Li)(Mn,Ca)4Si5O14OHTric.
14.18.3ZakharoviteNa4Mn5Si10O24(OH)6 · 6H2OTrig.
14.18.4NorrishiteKLiMn3+2(Si4O10)O2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
14.18.5Shafranovskite(Na,K)6(Mn,Fe)3Si9O24 · 6H2OTrig.
14.18.6AbswurmbachiteCuMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
14.18.7Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2Orth.
14.18.8KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.18.9CaryopiliteMn2+3Si2O5(OH)4Mon.
14.18.10Gonyerite(Mn2+,Mg)5Fe3+(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH)8
14.18.11Tirodite
14.18.12Manganhumite(Mn2+,Mg)7(SiO4)3(OH)2Orth.
14.18.13BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)Tric. 1 : P1
14.18.14GlaucochroiteCaMn2+SiO4Orth.
14.18.15Truscottite(Ca,Mn)14Si24O58(OH)8 · 2H2OTrig.
14.18.16SantaclaraiteCaMn4[Si5O14OH](OH) · H2OTric.
14.18.17FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)Tric.
14.18.18JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
14.18.19NeltneriteCaMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
14.18.20OrlymaniteCa4Mn3Si8O20(OH)6 · 2H2OHex.
14.18.21InesiteCa2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
14.18.22OrientiteCa8Mn3+10(SiO4)3(Si3O10)3(OH)10 · 4H2O Orth.
14.18.23RuiziteCa2Mn3+2[Si4O11(OH)2](OH)2·2H2OMon. 2
14.18.24BostwickiteCaMn6Si3O16 · 7H2OOrth.
14.18.25KittatinnyiteCa2Mn2Mn(SiO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
14.18.27SeranditeNaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
14.18.28KvanefjelditeNa4(Ca,Mn)(Si3O7)2(OH)2Orth.
14.18.29MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
14.18.30RaiteNa4Mn2+3Ti0.25Si8O20(OH)2 · 10H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
14.18.31Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon.
14.18.32Byelorussite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2MnTi2[Si4O12]2O2(F,OH) · H2O
14.18.33Deerite(Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5Mon.
14.18.34Calderite(Mn2+,Ca)3(Fe3+,Al)2(SiO4)3Iso.
14.18.35PyroxmangiteMnSiO3Tric. 1
14.18.36Dannemorite☐{Mn2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
14.18.37Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2OAmor.
14.18.38BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
14.18.39ManganbabingtoniteCa2(Mn,Fe)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric.
14.18.40ÖrebroiteMn2+3(Sb5+,Fe3+)(SiO4)(O,OH)3Hex.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for LithiomarsturiteHide

Reference List:
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New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
American Mineralogist (1990): 75: 409-414.

Internet Links for LithiomarsturiteHide

Localities for LithiomarsturiteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
USA (TL)
 
  • North Carolina
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
American Mineralogist, volume 75, pages 409-414, 1990.
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