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Sarcolite

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About SarcoliteHide

Formula:
Na4Ca12Al8Si12O46(SiO4,PO4)(OH,H2O)4(CO3,Cl)
Colour:
Flesh-pink, flesh-red, colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
6
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
From Greek, Sarka, flesh, referring to its flesh-red color.
This page provides mineralogical data about Sarcolite.


Classification of SarcoliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.EH.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
H : Transitional structures between phyllosilicate and other silicate units
76.3.2.1

76 : TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
3 : Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
17.2.6

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
2 : Silicates with fluoride

Physical Properties of SarcoliteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Flesh-pink, flesh-red, colourless
Hardness:

Optical Data of SarcoliteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.604 nε = 1.615
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.011
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of SarcoliteHide

Formula:
Na4Ca12Al8Si12O46(SiO4,PO4)(OH,H2O)4(CO3,Cl)
Common Impurities:
Ti,Fe,Mn,Mg,Sr,K,Cl,P,S

Crystallography of SarcoliteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.34 Å, c = 15.46 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.253
Unit Cell V:
2,354.18 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of SarcoliteHide

Other Language Names for SarcoliteHide

German:Sarcolit
Spanish:Sarcolita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.EH.05ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn2+2Ti2Si8O24Mon.
9.EH.05NeptuniteNa2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24Mon. m : Bb
9.EH.05WatatsumiiteNa2KLi(Mn2+,Fe2+)2V4+2[Si8O24]Mon.
9.EH.05MagnesioneptuniteKNa2Li(Mg,Fe)2Ti2Si8O24Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EH.10GrumantiteNa(HSi2O5) · H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
9.EH.20UssingiteNa2AlSi3O8OHTric. 1 : P1
9.EH.25Leifite(Na,H2O)Na6[Be2Al2(Al,Si)Si15O39]F2Trig. 3m : P3m1
9.EH.25Telyushenkoite(Cs,Na,K)Na6[F2|Be2Al3Si15O39]Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
9.EH.25EirikiteKNa6Be2(Si15Al3)O39F2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
9.EH.30NafertisiteNa3Fe2+10Ti2(Si6O17)2O2(OH)6F(H2O)2Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

17.2.1TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.2.2PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
17.2.3Leifite(Na,H2O)Na6[Be2Al2(Al,Si)Si15O39]F2Trig. 3m : P3m1
17.2.5Meliphanite(Ca,Na)2(Be,Al)[Si2O6(OH,F)]Tet. 4 : I4
17.2.7GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
17.2.8Kuliokite-(Y)Y4Al(SiO4)2(OH)2F5
17.2.9Zinnwaldite
17.2.10MagbasiteKBaFe3+Mg7Si8O22(OH)2F6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmma

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 SarcoliteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 245.
Mineralogical Magazine (1984): 48: 107-112.
American Mineralogist (1985): 70: 441.
Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 24: 1-21.
Canadian Mineralogist (1987): 25: 731.

Internet Links for SarcoliteHide

Localities for SarcoliteHide

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.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Campania
    • Naples Province
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
[Ann.Mus.Natl.Hist.Nat.(1807) 9, 241; Lapis 1994:5 p.13-23,58]
          • Ercolano
            • San Vito
Ciriotti, M.E. & Biagioni, C. (2011): Pot-pourri 2011: identificazioni di minerali di interesse. Micro, 3/2011, 125-133
          • Pollena - Trocchia area
Achille Panunzi collection.
  • Latium
    • Rome Province
      • Rome
Stoppani, F.S. & Curti, E. (1982): I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Fassa Valley
        • Monzoni Mts
De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
      • Fiemme Valley
        • Predazzo
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
USA
 
  • Connecticut
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Harwinton
Januzzi, Ronald E. and David Seaman. (1976): Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
  • Nevada
    • Lander Co.
      • McCoy District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Mineral and/or Locality  
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