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Misenite

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About MiseniteHide

Formula:
K8H6(SO4)7
Colour:
Colourless (artificial material), greyish-white; colourless in transmitted light
Lustre:
Silky, Pearly
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
After the type locality, Cape Miseno (Capo Miseno), near Naples, Italy.
Soluble in H2O; solution has a bitter and acid taste.


Classification of MiseniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
7.AD.15

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
A : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
28.1.2.1

28 : ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
1 : Anhydrous Acid Sulfates
25.1.6

25 : Sulphates
1 : Sulphates of the alkali metals and ammonium

Physical Properties of MiseniteHide

Silky, Pearly
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Colourless (artificial material), greyish-white; colourless in transmitted light

Optical Data of MiseniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.475 nβ = 1.480 nγ = 1.487
2V:
Measured: 81° , Calculated: 82°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.012
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of MiseniteHide

Formula:
K8H6(SO4)7
IMA Formula:
K8(SO4)(SO3OH)6

Crystallography of MiseniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Morphology:
Fibrous masses and aggregates of needle- or lath-like crystals elongated [100] and flattened {001}. {001} striated [100].

Type Occurrence of MiseniteHide

Synonyms of MiseniteHide

Other Language Names for MiseniteHide

German:Misenit
Spanish:Misenita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Halite2 photos of Misenite associated with Halite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.AD.CalciolangbeiniteK2Ca2(SO4)3 Iso. 2 3 : P21 3
7.AD.BubnovaiteK2Na8Ca(SO4)6Trig. 3m : P3 1c
7.AD.05ArcaniteK2SO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.AD.05Mascagnite(NH4)2SO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.AD.10MercalliteKHSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.AD.20Letovicite(NH4)3H(SO4)2Tric.
7.AD.25GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
7.AD.30AnhydriteCaSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.AD.35AnglesitePbSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.AD.35BaryteBaSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.AD.35CelestineSrSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.AD.35OlsacheritePb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)Orth.
7.AD.40KalistrontiteK2Sr(SO4)2Trig.
7.AD.40Palmierite(K,Na)2Pb(SO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.1.1ThénarditeNa2SO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
25.1.2MatteucciteNaHSO4 · H2OMon.
25.1.3MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
25.1.4ArcaniteK2SO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
25.1.5MercalliteKHSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
25.1.7Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2Trig.
25.1.8Mascagnite(NH4)2SO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
25.1.9Letovicite(NH4)3H(SO4)2Tric.
25.1.10Ammonioalunite(NH4)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Soluble in water, yielding an acidic solution.
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 MiseniteHide

Reference List:
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Scacchi (1849) Mem. geol. sulla Campania: 98 (as Misénite).
Scacchi (1849) Reale accademia delle scienze fisische e matematiche, Rendus. Naples: 332.
Scacchi (1850) Comptes rendu de l’Académie des sciences de Paris: 31: 263.
Stortenbecker (1902) Rec. trav. chim. Pays-Bas: 21: 399.
Zambonini (1907) Reale accademia delle scienze fisische e matematiche, Naples, Rend.: 328.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 111.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume II: 396-397.

Internet Links for MiseniteHide

Localities for MiseniteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Chile
 
  • Tarapacá Region
    • El Tamarugal Province
      • Pampa del Tamarugal
Excalibur Mineral Co. specimen
Italy
 
  • Campania
    • Naples Province
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 395; Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI.
Francesco Civero
      • Naples Province
        • Phlegrean Fields
          • Bacoli
            • Miseno
Scacchi A. (1849): Memorie geologiche sulla Campania. Memoria 3a. Esame delle sostanze che si formano presso i fumaroli della Regione Flegrea. Rendiconto Accad. Sci. Napoli, 8, 317-335; Zambonini F. (1907): Su alcuni minerali della Grotta dello Zolfo a Miseno. Rendiconto Accad. Sci. fis. mat. Napoli, serie 3, 46, 324-331; Palache, C., Berman H., Frondel C. (1951): The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: page 396.
Poland
 
  • Upper Silesia (Śląskie)
    • Upper Silesian Coal Basin
      • Rybnik Coal Area
        • Radlin
Łukasz Kruszewski (2012) Unique chloride assemblage of exhalative origin from burning coal-mining dump in Radlin (Rybnik Coal Area, S Poland). Mineralogical Society of Poland Special Papers 40
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