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Na6Sr12Ba2Zr13Si39B4O123(OH)6 ·20H2O
Colourless to grey
Crystal System:
Named after Dr. Roger Howard Mitchell (b. 1941), Professor Emeritus in the Departement of Geology at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the mineralogy and petrology of alkaline rocks.
Related to benitoite.

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Classification of RogermitchelliteHide

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Physical Properties of RogermitchelliteHide

Colourless to grey

Optical Data of RogermitchelliteHide

Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.640 nε = 1.663
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.023
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of RogermitchelliteHide

Na6Sr12Ba2Zr13Si39B4O123(OH)6 ·20H2O
IMA Formula:
Na6Sr12Ba2Zr13Si39B4O123(OH)6 · 20H2O

Crystallography of RogermitchelliteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 26.509 Å, c = 9.975 Å
a:c = 1 : 0.376
Unit Cell V:
6,070.58 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From type description.

Type Occurrence of RogermitchelliteHide

Synonyms of RogermitchelliteHide

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 RogermitchelliteHide

Reference List:
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McDonald, A.M. & Chao, G.Y. (2010): Rogermitchellite, Na12(Sr,Na)24Ba4Zr26Si78(B,Si)12O246(OH)24·18H2O, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec: description, structure determination and relationship with HFSE-bearing cyclosilicates. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 267-278.

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Localities for RogermitchelliteHide

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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.
Canada (TL)
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
McDONALD, A.M., and CHAO, G.Y. (2010): Rogermitchellite, Na12(Sr,Na)24Ba4Zr26Si78(B,Si)12O246(OH)24*18H2O, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec: Description, structure determination and relationship with HFSE-bearing cyclosilicates. Canadian Mineralogist. 48: 267-278
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