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Suanite

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About SuaniteHide

Formula:
Mg2[B2O5]
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Silky, Pearly
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, Suan District, North Korea.

Classification of SuaniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
6.BA.05

6 : BORATES
B : Diborates
A : Neso-diborates with double triangles B2(O,OH)5; 2(2D); 2(2D) + OH, etc.
24.4.1.1

24 : ANHYDROUS BORATES
4 : A2[X2O5]
9.2.2

9 : Borates
2 : Borates of Be and Mg

Physical Properties of SuaniteHide

Silky, Pearly
Colour:
White
Hardness:
5½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of SuaniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.596 nβ = 1.639 nγ = 1.670
2V:
Measured: 70° , Calculated: 78°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.074
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v weak

Chemical Properties of SuaniteHide

Formula:
Mg2[B2O5]
IMA Formula:
Mg2B2O5

Crystallography of SuaniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.31 Å, b = 3.12 Å, c = 9.2 Å
β = 104.33°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.946 : 1 : 2.949
Unit Cell V:
342.35 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of SuaniteHide

Other Language Names for SuaniteHide

German:Suanit
Russian:Суанит
Simplified Chinese:遂安石
Spanish:Suanita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ludwigite3 photos of Suanite associated with Ludwigite on mindat.org.
Szaibélyite1 photo of Suanite associated with Szaibélyite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

6.BA.10ClinokurchatoviteCa(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)[B2O5]Mon.
6.BA.10KurchatoviteCa(Mg,Mn2+)[B2O5]Orth.
6.BA.15SussexiteMn2+BO2(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
6.BA.15SzaibélyiteMgBO2(OH)Mon.
6.BA.20Wiserite(Mn,Mg)14[Cl|(OH)8|(Si,Mg)(O,OH)4|(B2O5)4]Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

9.2.1HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
9.2.3KotoiteMg3[BO3]2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
9.2.4SzaibélyiteMgBO2(OH)Mon.
9.2.5PreobrazhenskiteMg3B11O15(OH)9Orth.
9.2.6AksaiteMg[B6O7(OH)6] · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
9.2.7WightmaniteMg5(BO3)O(OH)5 · 2H2OMon.
9.2.8PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/m
9.2.9KurnakoviteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.2.10HalurgiteMg2[B4O7]2 · 5H2OMon.
9.2.11InderiteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.2.12HungchaoiteMg(B4O7) · 9H2OTric. 1
9.2.13AdmontiteMgB6O10 · 7H2OMon.
9.2.14McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
9.2.15RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.2.16KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.2.17IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2OHex.

Other InformationHide

IR Spectrum:
Nalednoe deposit material [cm-1]: 1494s, 1450sh, 1425sh, 1285, 1265, 1186s, 1150sh, 1025, 840w, 713, 705s, 678s, 670sh, 626, 608, 536w, 495, 453, 405s, 387s
Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Suanite in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

References for SuaniteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1954): 39: 692.
Acta Crystallographica: 5: 574-581.
Acta Crystallographica:(1995): C: 351.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Marincea, Ş. (2006): Suanite in two boron-bearing magnesian skarns from Romania: data on a longtime ignored mineral species. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 182, 183-192.
Chukanov, N.V. (2014): Infrared spectra of mineral species: Extended library. Springer (Springer Geochemistry/Mineralogy), vol. 1, Dordrecht, 1726 pp.

Internet Links for SuaniteHide

Localities for SuaniteHide

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.
China
 
  • Jilin Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Tonghua Prefecture
      • Ji'an Co.
http://www.portergeo.com.au/database/mineinfo.asp?mineid=mn702
  • Liaoning Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Dandong Prefecture
      • Fengcheng Co.
Rongge Xiao, Oi Takao, Hongcai Fei, and Masao Nomura (2003): Geoscience 17(2), 137-142; Xuehui Xia, Fei Yan, Yuhai Zhao, and Wenzong Chang (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(1), 83-88; Guyue Hu, Yanhe Li, Changfu Fan, Kejun Hou, Chengyu Wang, and Guiqing Xie (2014): Mineral Deposits 33(4), 821-832
      • Kuandian Co.
Guyue Hu, Changfu Fan, Yanhe Li, Kejun Hou, Yi Liu, and Tianhui Wang (2014): Mineral Deposits 33(2), 397-405
Jingdang Liu, Rongge Xiao, Shengzhi Wang, and Cuizhi Wang (2005): Geology and Resources 14(2), 126-131; Yanfei Zhang, Jingdang Liu, and Zirong Yang (2010): Geoscience 23(1), 166-174
Rongge Xiao, Oi Takao, Hongcai Fei, and Masao Nomura (2003): Geoscience 17(2), 137-142
    • Liaodong Peninsula
      • Yingkou Prefecture
        • Dashiqiao Co.
Rongge Xiao, Oi Takao, Hongcai Fei, and Masao Nomura (2003): Geoscience 17(2), 137-142; Cuizhi Wang, Rongge Xiao, Jingdang Liu, Hongcai Fei, Wenwu Wang, Hongchun Zhou, and Jingqing Liu (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(6), 683-692; Aleksandrov, S. M. (2008): Geochemistry International, 46(6), 578-594; Rongge Xiao, Jingdang Liu, Zhen Wu, Bin Wang, and Jiarui Feng (2007): Geoscience 21(4), 638-644
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Pyrénées-Orientales
      • Prats-de-Mollo-la Preste (Prats de Molló-la Presta)
Aleksandrov, S.M. and Troneva, M.A. (2011). Genesis and composition of endogenous borates in the skarns of the Eastern and Centran Pyrenees. Geochemistry International, 49, 849-862.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Iwate Prefecture
        • Miyako City
          • Kamineichi
Watanabe et al (1963) Kotoite, Mg3(BO3)2, from the Neichi mine, Iwate prefecture, Japan. Proceedings of the Japan Academy, series B, 39, 164-169.
North Korea (TL)
 
  • North Hwanghae Province
    • Suan-gun
Am Min 48 (1963), 915
Romania
 
  • Bihor Co.
    • Nucet
Aleksandrov, S. M. (2008). Geochemical features of the endogenous hydration of magnesium borates. Geochemistry International, 46(6), 578-594.
Ş. Marincea: "Suanite in two boron-bearing magnesian skarns from Romania: data on a longtime ignored mineral species", Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen 182:183-192 (2006)
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Aldan
Schreyer, W., Pertsev, N.N., Medenbach, O., Burchard, M., and Dettmar, D. (1998) Pseudosinhalite: discovery of the hydrous MgAl-borate as a new mineral in the Tayozhnoye, Siberia, skarn deposit. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 133: 382-388.; Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., and Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 1195-1198.; Seltmann, R., Soloviev, S., Shatov, V., Pirajno, F., Naumov, E., and Cherkasov, S. (2010) Metallogeny of Siberia: tectonic, geologic and metallogenic settings of selected significant deposits. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences: 57(6): 655-706.
      • Polar Yakutia
        • Dogdo River Basin
          • Tas-Khayakhtakh Range
http://maurice.strahlen.org/yakutia/yakutia.htm; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Seltmann, R., Soloviev, S., Shatov, V., Pirajno, F., Naumov, E., & Cherkasov, S. (2010). Metallogeny of Siberia: tectonic, geologic and metallogenic settings of selected significant deposits*. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(6), 655-706
Aleksandrov, S. M. (2008). Geochemical features of the endogenous hydration of magnesium borates. Geochemistry International, 46(6), 578-594.
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Ladoga Region
Ivashchenko, V. I., Valkama, M., Sundblad, K., Golubev, A. I., & Alekseev, V. Y. (2011, September). New data on mineralogy and metallogeny of scarns in the Pitkyaranta ore region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 440, No. 1, pp. 1307-1311). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica; Aleksandrov, S. M., & Troneva, M. A. (2009). Composition and genesis of endogenous borates from the Pitkáranta ore field, Karelia. Geochemistry International, 47(9), 914-929.
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Nome Borough
      • Seward Peninsula
Aleksandrov, S.M. (1974b) Geochemical features of endogeneous borate mineralization in Italy. Geokhimiya, 5, 763-772 (in Russian. English translation::Geochemistry International, April, 1974, Vol. 10, pp. 987-996).
  • Nevada
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Bristol Range
Aleksandrov, S. M. (2008). Geochemical features of the endogenous hydration of magnesium borates. Geochemistry International, 46(6), 578-594.
  • Utah
    • Salt Lake Co.
      • Wasatch Mts
        • Little Cottonwood District (Alta District)
Aleksandrov, S. M. (2008). Geochemical features of the endogenous hydration of magnesium borates. Geochemistry International, 46(6), 578-594.
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