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Bosoite

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Formula:
SiO2·nCxH2x+2
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Known synthetic analogue. A natural clathrasil, as chibaite and melanophlogite.


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Classification of BosoiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:
2014

Chemical Properties of BosoiteHide

Formula:
SiO2·nCxH2x+2
IMA Formula:
SiO2 · nCxH2x+2

Crystallography of BosoiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P6/mmm
Setting:
P6/mmm
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.9020(3) Å, c = 11.2802(2) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.811
Unit Cell V:
1,888.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.907(30)
5.301(100)
5.100(33)
3.773(44)
3.535(62)
3.331(38)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of BosoiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, registered number NMS-M43775, and the Tohoku University Museum, Aoba, Sendai, Japan, mineral collection specimen A-153

Synonyms of BosoiteHide

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 BosoiteHide

Reference List:
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Momma, K., et al (2011) New silica clathrate minerals that are isostructural with natural gas hydrates. Nature Communications 2, article number 196, published 15 February 2011 (mentioned as an unnamed).
Momma, K., Ikeda, T., Nagase, T., Kuribayashi, T., Honma, C., Nishikubo, K., Takahashi, N., Takada, M., Matsushita, Y., Miyawaki, R. and Matsubara, S. (2014) Bosoite, IMA 2014-023. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 800; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.

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Localities for BosoiteHide

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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.
Japan (TL)
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto region
      • Chiba prefecture
        • Minamiboso city
Momma, K., Ikeda, T., Nagase, T., Kuribayashi, T., Honma, C., Nishikubo, K., Takahashi, N., Takada, M., Matsushita, Y., Miyawaki, R. and Matsubara, S. (2014) Bosoite, IMA 2014-023. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 800; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.
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