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Miserite

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Hugh Dinsmore Miser
Formula:
K1.5-x(Ca,Y,REE)5(Si6O15)(Si2O7)(OH,F)2 · yH2O
Colour:
Pink
Hardness:
5½ - 6
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named by Waldemar T. Schaller in honor of Dr. Hugh Dinsmore Miser [December 18, 1884 Pea Ridge, Arkansas, USA - August 1, 1969 Washington, DC, USA], geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. This was a renaming of the inappropriately named natroxonotlite.
Structure was determined on Kipawa specimen.


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Classification of MiseriteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.DG.85

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
G : Inosilicates with 3-periodic single and multiple chains
70.2.1.1

70 : INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
2 : Column or Tube Structures with Si2O7 dimers
14.6.8

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
6 : Silicates of Ca with alkali or Mg or both

Physical Properties of MiseriteHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Pink
Hardness:
5½ - 6 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of MiseriteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.587 nβ = 1.589 nγ = 1.594
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.007
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of MiseriteHide

Formula:
K1.5-x(Ca,Y,REE)5(Si6O15)(Si2O7)(OH,F)2 · yH2O
IMA Formula:
KCa6Si8O22(OH)
Common Impurities:
Al,Y,TR,La,Pr,Nd,Eu,Dy,Er,Tm,Yb,Lu,Fe,Mn

Crystallography of MiseriteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.1 Å, b = 16.01 Å, c = 7.37 Å
α = 96.42°, β = 111.15°, γ = 76.57°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.631 : 1 : 0.46
Unit Cell V:
1,080.55 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of MiseriteHide

Other Language Names for MiseriteHide

German:Miserit
Spanish:Miserita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Wollastonite7 photos of Miserite associated with Wollastonite on mindat.org.
Pectolite7 photos of Miserite associated with Pectolite on mindat.org.
Aegirine6 photos of Miserite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Albite6 photos of Miserite associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Katophorite5 photos of Miserite associated with Katophorite on mindat.org.
Eudialyte5 photos of Miserite associated with Eudialyte on mindat.org.
Straczekite3 photos of Miserite associated with Straczekite on mindat.org.
Charoite3 photos of Miserite associated with Charoite on mindat.org.
Agrellite2 photos of Miserite associated with Agrellite on mindat.org.
Baratovite2 photos of Miserite associated with Baratovite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DG.05BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)Tric.
9.DG.05PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05SeranditeNaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05WollastoniteCaSiO3Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05Wollastonite-1ACaSiO3Tric.
9.DG.07CascanditeCa(Sc,Fe3+)(HSi3O9)Tric.
9.DG.08Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)Orth.
9.DG.10Clinotobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)Mon.
9.DG.10RiversideiteCa5(HSi3O9)2 · 2H2OOrth.
9.DG.10Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)Orth.
9.DG.15FoshagiteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2Tric.
9.DG.20JenniteCa9(Si3O9)2(OH)8 · 8H2OTric.
9.DG.25ParaumbiteK3Zr2H(Si3O9)2 · nH2OOrth.
9.DG.25UmbiteK2(Zr,Ti)Si3O9 · H2OOrth.
9.DG.30SørenseniteNa4SnBe2Si6O16(OH)4Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DG.35XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2Mon. 2/m
9.DG.40HillebranditeCa2(SiO3)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
9.DG.45ZoriteNa8(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 14H2OOrth.
9.DG.45ChivruaiiteCa4(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 13-14H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
9.DG.50Haineaultite(Na,Ca)5Ca(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,F)8 · 5H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
9.DG.55EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
9.DG.60EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DG.65ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2OOrth.
9.DG.70Fenaksite(K,Na)4(Fe,Mn)2(Si4O10)2(OH,F)Tric.
9.DG.70LitidioniteCuNaKSi4O10Tric.
9.DG.70ManaksiteKNaMnSi4O10Tric.
9.DG.75TinaksiteK2Na(Ca,Mn2+)2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]Tric.
9.DG.75TokkoiteK2Ca4[Si7O18(OH)](OH,F)Tric.
9.DG.75SenkevichiteCsKNaCa2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.80CanasiteK3Na3Ca5Si12O30(OH)4
9.DG.80FluorcanasiteK3Na3Ca5Si12O30F4 · H2OMon. m : Bm
9.DG.90FrankameniteK3Na3Ca5(Si12O30)(F,OH)4 · H2OTric.
9.DG.92Charoite(K,Sr)15-16(Ca,Na)32[Si6O11(O,OH)6]2[Si12O18(O,OH)12]2[Si17O25(O,OH)18]2(OH,F)4 · ~3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.DG.95YuksporiteK4(Ca,Na)14(Sr,Ba)2(◻,Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb)4(O,OH)4(Si6O17)2(Si2O7)3(H2O,OH)3Orth.
9.DG.97Eveslogite(Na,K,Ca,Sr,Ba)48 [(Ti,Nb,Mn,Fe2+)12Si48O144(OH)12](F,OH,Cl)14Mon. 2/m : P2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.6.1CombeiteNa2Ca2(Si6O18)0.5Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
14.6.2PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
14.6.3Pectolite-M2abcNaCa2[HSi3O9]
14.6.4DenisoviteCa2(K,Na)Si3O8(F,OH)2Mon.
14.6.5TokkoiteK2Ca4[Si7O18(OH)](OH,F)Tric.
14.6.6MountainiteKNa2Ca2[Si8O19(OH)] · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
14.6.7RhodesiteKHCa2Si8O19 · 5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
14.6.9ÅkermaniteCa2Mg(Si2O7)Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
14.6.10MonticelliteCaMgSiO4Orth.
14.6.11MerwiniteCa3Mg(SiO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.6.12DiopsideCaMgSi2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
14.6.13Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m

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 MiseriteHide

Reference List:
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SCHALLER, W.T. (1950) Miserite from Arkansas; a renaming of natroxonotlite. American Mineralogist, 35, 911 921.
SCOTT, J.D. (1976) Crystal structure of miserite, a Zoltai type 5 structure. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 515-528.
BERRY, I.G., LIN, HSI CHE, and DAVIS, G.C. (1972) A new occurrence of miserite from the Kipawa Lake area, Temiscamingue Co., Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 569. (Abstract)
HORVÁTH, L., and GAULT, R.G. (1990) The mineralogy of Mont Saint Hilaire. Mineralogical Record, 21, 284 359.Canadian Mineralogist, 14, 515-528.

Internet Links for MiseriteHide

Localities for MiseriteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • Témiscamingue RCM
        • Les Lacs-du-Témiscamingue
BERRY, I.G., LIN, HSI CHE, and DAVIS, G.C. (1972) A new occurrence of miserite from the Kipawa Lake area, Temiscamingue Co., Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 569. (Abstract) SCOTT, J.D. (1976) Crystal structure of miserite, a Zoltai type 5 structure. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 515-528.
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
      • Sokh Valley
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Aldan
          • Yakokut Massif
http://ruslova.ru/%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9.jsp?q=aHR0cDovL2dlby53ZWIucnUvZHJ1emEvbC1Lb25kZXIuaHRt
        • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
          • Murunskii Massif
            • Sirenevyi Kamen' Deposit
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Konev, A.A., Vorob'yev, E.I., and Lazebnik, K.A. (1996) The Mineralogy of the Murun Massif. Russian Academy of Science Press, Siberian Branch, Novosbirsk, Russia (in Rus.)
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Khabarovskiy Kray
      • Verkhnebureinsky District
        • Verkhnii Mel'gin River
          • Turana Range
            • Chekunda Town
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Tajikistan
 
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
http://www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/dara.htm
USA (TL)
 
  • Arkansas
    • Garland Co.
      • Wilson Springs (Potash Sulfur Springs)
        • Union Carbide Mine
Am Min 35 (1950), 911
  • New Mexico
    • Otero Co.
      • Cornudas Mts
  • Wisconsin
Falster, A. U., W.B. Simmons, K.L. Webberand T. Buchholz, 2000 , "Pegmatites and pegmatite minerals of the Wausau Complex, Marathon County, Wisconsin", Memorie della Societa di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia di Milano, vol. XXX p. 13-28
Rocks and Minerals, (1987) 62:188-195
Rocks & Min.: 62: 188.
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