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Crystal System:
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

Approval Year:

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

Chemical Properties of LinguniteHide

IMA Formula:
Idealised Formula:

Crystallography of LinguniteHide

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

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From type description.

Type Occurrence of LinguniteHide

Synonyms of LinguniteHide

Other Language Names for 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.05KalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
9.FA.05Nepheline(Na,K)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Panunzite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Yoshiokaite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)O4]Trig. 3 : P3
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.30Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8Mon. 2 : P21
9.FA.30CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
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.30MonalbiteNaAlSi3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.35AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.35AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Tric. 1 : P1
9.FA.45KumdykoliteNa(AlSi3O8)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
9.FA.65DanburiteCaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.FA.65MaleeviteBaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
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

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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Katsina State
Langenhorst, F. and Poirier, J.-P. (2000b): ‘Eclogitic’ minerals in a shocked basaltic meteorite. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 176, 259-265.
  • 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.
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