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Hizenite-(Y)

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Formula:
Ca2Y6(CO3)11 · 14H2O
Colour:
white
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Specific Gravity:
2.98 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Name:
For the locality.
Small size of crystals precludes determination of most X-ray and physical data for the mineral.


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Classification of Hizenite-(Y)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2011

Physical Properties of Hizenite-(Y)Hide

Vitreous, Silky
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
white
Streak:
white
Density:
2.98 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Hizenite-(Y)Hide

Formula:
Ca2Y6(CO3)11 · 14H2O
IMA Formula:
Ca2Y6(CO3)11 · 14H2O

Crystallography of Hizenite-(Y)Hide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.295(1) Å, b = 9.089(2) Å, c = 63.49(1) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.693 : 1 : 6.985
Unit Cell V:
3,632.60 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Platy aggregates of small crystals (25-50 microns long by 0.04-0.2 microns in thickness) in aggregates to 1 cm
Comment:
Class and space group unknown.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
15.57 (20)
10.63 (100)
6.384 (77)
3.962 (51)
3.821 (27)
2.946 (9)
2.445 (16)
2.060 (23)

Type Occurrence of Hizenite-(Y)Hide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, Kitakyushu, Japan, registration number KMNHM000001.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Hizenite-(Y)Hide

Relationship of Hizenite-(Y) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Kimuraite-(Y)Ca(Y,Nd)2(CO3)4 · 6H2OOrth.
Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2OOrth.
Tengerite-(Y)Y2(CO3)3 · 2-3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm

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 Hizenite-(Y)Hide

Reference List:
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Takai, Y. and Uehara, S. (2011) Hizenite-(Y), IMA 2011-030. CNMNC Newsletter No. 10, October 2011, page 2555.
Takai, Y. & Uehara, S. (2013): Hizenite-(Y), Ca2Y6(CO3)11•14H2O, a new mineral in alkali olivine basalt from Mitsukoshi, Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 161-165.

Internet Links for Hizenite-(Y)Hide

Localities for Hizenite-(Y)Hide

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.
Japan (TL)
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Saga Prefecture
      • Karatsu City (Higashi-Matsuura-gun)
        • Hizen-cho
Takai, Y. and Uehara, S. (2011) Hizenite-(Y), IMA 2011-030. CNMNC Newsletter No. 10, October 2011, page 2555; Takai, Y. & Uehara, S. (2013): Hizenite-(Y), Ca2Y6(CO3)11•14H2O, a new mineral in alkali olivine basalt from Mitsukoshi, Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 161-165.
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