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Anthophyllite Root Name

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About Anthophyllite Root NameHide

Formula:
☐{X2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
The Anthophyllite root name minerals is defined as orthorhombic magnesium-iron-manganese amphiboles with Pnma or Pnmn space group symmetry. The space group Pnma is assumed, and the space group Pnmn (where determined) is indicated by the prefix proto.

The individual minerals are defined based on their dominant elements in the X (= IMA B) and Z (= IMA C) positions.

The root-name mineral, anthophyllite are defined with Mg as the dominant element in both the X (= IMA B) and Z (= IMA C) positions. Minerals in this group with other dominant elements are named with pre-fixes in accordance with the guidelines establised in the 2012 amphibole nomenclature.

In mindat.org we avoid using variables with the same symbol as elements and deviate from the IMA nomenclaure in that we use X rather than B, Z rather than C and (OH,F,Cl,O) rather than W.
Name:
From the Latin "anthophyllum," meaning "clove" (itself derived from the Greek άνθος for "flower" and φύλλον for "leaf" ), in allusion to its common clove-brown colour.
This page provides mineralogical data about Anthophyllite Root Name.


Chemical Properties of Anthophyllite Root NameHide

Formula:
☐{X2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

The Anthophyllite root name minerals is defined as orthorhombic magnesium-iron-manganese amphiboles with Pnma or Pnmn space group symmetry. The space group Pnma is assumed, and the space group Pnmn (where determined) is indicated by the prefix proto.

The individual minerals are defined based on their dominant elements in the X (= IMA B) and Z (= IMA C) positions.

The root-name mineral, anthophyllite are defined with Mg as the dominant element in both the X (= IMA B) and Z (= IMA C) positions. Minerals in this group with other dominant elements are named with pre-fixes in accordance with the guidelines establised in the 2012 amphibole nomenclature.

In mindat.org we avoid using variables with the same symbol as elements and deviate from the IMA nomenclaure in that we use X rather than B, Z rather than C and (OH,F,Cl,O) rather than W.

Relationship of Anthophyllite Root Name to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon.
Gedrite Root Name☐{X2+2}{Z2+3Z3+2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Orth.
Grunerite☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Manganocummingtonite☐{Mn2+2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Manganogrunerite☐{Mn2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Sodic-ferro-anthophyllite{Na}{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2Orth.
Sodic-ferrogedrite{Na}{Fe2+2}{Fe2+3Al2}(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2Orth.
Sodicanthophyllite{Na}{Mg2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2Orth.
Sodicgedrite{Na}{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2Orth.
Suenoite Root Name☐{X2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group Members:
Anthophyllite ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
Ferro-anthophyllite ☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Orth.
Proto-anthophyllite ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
Proto-ferro-anthophyllite ☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Orth.
Chemically related to group(s):
Gedrite Root Name☐{X2+2}{Z2+3Z3+2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2

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Health Risks:
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References for Anthophyllite Root NameHide

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Hawthorne, F.C., Oberti, R., Harlow, G.E., Maresch, W.V., Martin, R.F., Schumacher, J.C., Welch, M.D. (2012) Nomenclature of the amphibole supergroup. American Mineralogist: 97: 2031-2048.

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