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Lingunite

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Formula:
(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named in honor of Liu Lin-gun (1942-), Chinese mineralogist at the National Taiwan University. He first synthesised the material.
Polymorph of:
A hollandite-type high-pressure modification of (Na,Ca)AlSi3O8.
Compare also KAlSi3O8-hollandite, the K analogue.

Occurs in shock-melt veins in meteorites and impact rocks.


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Classification of LinguniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2004
9.FA.70

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
F : Tektosilicates without zeolitic H2O
A : Tektosilicates without additional non-tetrahedral anions

Chemical Properties of LinguniteHide

Formula:
(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
IMA Formula:
NaAlSi3O8
Idealised Formula:
NaAlSi3O8

Crystallography of LinguniteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
I4/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.263 Å, c = 2.706 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.292
Unit Cell V:
232.18 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.55(66)
4.63(60)
2.931(100)
2.265(35)
2.032(85)
1.737(37)
1.543(33)
1.450(42)
Comments:
From type description.

Type Occurrence of LinguniteHide

Synonyms of LinguniteHide

Relationship of Lingunite to other SpeciesHide

Structurally related to group(s):
Hollandite SupergroupA2+[M4+6M3+2]O16

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.FA.05KaliophiliteKAlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.05KalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
9.FA.05NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Panunzite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.05Yoshiokaite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)O4]Trig. 3 : P3
9.FA.05MegakalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.10MalinkoiteNaBSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.15VirgiliteLiAlSi2O6Hex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
9.FA.25LisitsyniteKBSi2O6Orth. 2 2 2 : P2 2 2
9.FA.30AdulariaKAlSi3O8Mon.
9.FA.30Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8Tric.
9.FA.30Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8Mon. 2 : P21
9.FA.30CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
9.FA.30Hyalophane(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Mon.
9.FA.30MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.30OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.30SanidineK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.30RubiclineRb(AlSi3O8)Tric.
9.FA.30MonalbiteNaAlSi3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.35AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.35Andesine(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Tric.
9.FA.35AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Tric. 1 : P1
9.FA.35Bytownite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]Tric.
9.FA.35Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
9.FA.35Oligoclase(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
9.FA.35ReedmergneriteNaBSi3O8Tric.
9.FA.40ParacelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
9.FA.45SvyatoslaviteCa(Al2Si2O8)Orth.
9.FA.45KumdykoliteNa(AlSi3O8)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
9.FA.50SlawsoniteSr(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
9.FA.55LisetiteCaNa2Al4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.60BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.60StronalsiteNa2SrAl4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.65DanburiteCaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.FA.65MaleeviteBaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
9.FA.65PekoviteSrB2Si2O8
9.FA.75KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm

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 LinguniteHide

Reference List:
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Liu, L. (1978) High-pressure phase transformations of albite, jadeite and nepheline. Earth Planetary Science Letters: 37: 438-444.
Gillet, P., Chen, M., Dubrovinsky, L., El Goresy, A. (2000) Natural NaAlSi3O8-hollandite in the shocked Sixiangkou meteorite. Science: 287: 1633-1636.
Tomioka, N., Mori, H., Fujino, K. (2000) Shock-induced transition of NaAlSi3O8 feldspar into a hollandite structure in a L6 chondrite. Geophysical Research Letters: 27: 3997-4000.
Xie Xiande, Chen Ming, Wang Deqiang, A. El Goresy (2001) NaAlSi3O8-hollandite and other high-pressure minerals in the shock melt veins of the Suizhou meteorite. Chinese Science Bulletin: 46: 1116-1125.
Liu, L. (2006) Phase relations in the system KAlSi3O8-NaAlSi3O8 at high pressure-high temperature conditions and their implication for the petrogenesis of lingunite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 246: 317-325.
Liu, L.-G., El Goresy, A. (2007) High-pressure phase transitions of the feldspars and further characterization of lingunite. International Geology Review: 49: 854-860.
Liu, L., Lin, C.-C., Yung, Y.J., Mernagh, T.P., Irifune, T. (2009) Raman spectroscopic study of K-lingunite at various pressures and temperatures. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 36: 143-149.

Internet Links for LinguniteHide

Localities for LinguniteHide

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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.
Australia
 
  • Queensland
    • Barcoo Shire
      • Windorah
        • Tenham Station
Excalibur Minerals CATALOG #20506 - Vol. XXXII, No. 6; T. Ferroir, M. Miyahara, E. Ohtani, P.Beck, A. Simionovici P. Gillet and A. El Goresy 72nd Meeting of the Meteoritical Society: Abstracts Page A69 No. 5143; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
China
 
  • Hubei Province
    • Suizhou Prefecture
      • Zengdu District (Cengdou District)
        • Xihe
Xie Xiande, Chen Ming, Wang Deqiang, A. El Goresy (2001): NaAlSi3O8-hollandite and other high-pressure minerals in the shock melt veins of the Suizhou meteorite. Chinese Science Bulletin 46, 1116-1125.; [AmMin 85:1564]; Chen, M., Shu, J., & Mao, H. K. (2008). Xieite, a new mineral of high-pressure FeCr2O4 polymorph. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(21), 3341-3345.; Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Taizhou Prefecture
      • Gaogang District
        • Sixiangkou
Gillet, P., Chen, M., Dubrovinsky, L., El Goresy, A. (2000): Natural NaAlSi3O8-hollandite in the shocked Sixiangkou meteorite. Science, 287, 1633-1636.
Morocco
 
  • Souss-Massa Region
    • Tata Province
Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
Nigeria
 
  • Katsina State
Langenhorst, F. and Poirier, J.-P. (2000b): ‘Eclogitic’ minerals in a shocked basaltic meteorite. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 176, 259-265.; Ma, C. et al. (2018) Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (1): 50-61. (Jan 2018).
Sweden
 
  • Jämtland
    • Östersund
Agarwal, A., Reznik, B., Kontny, A., Heissler, S., & Schilling, F. (2016). Lingunite-a high-pressure plagioclase polymorph at mineral interfaces in doleritic rock of the Lockne impact structure (Sweden). Scientific reports, 6.
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • De Baca Co.
Tomioka, N. & Miyahara, M. (2017) High-pressure minerals in shocked meteorites: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 52(9): 2017-2039. (Sept 2017).
  • Texas
    • Randall Co.
Tomioka, N. & Miyahara, M. (2017) High-pressure minerals in shocked meteorites: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 52(9): 2017-2039. (Sept 2017).
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