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Balipholite

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About BalipholiteHide

Formula:
BaLiMg2Al3(Si2O6)2(OH)4
Colour:
Pale yellowish-white
Lustre:
Silky
Hardness:
5 - 5½
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in allusion to its composition, containing BArium and LIthium, and the Chinese for fibrous, in allusion to its structure.
This page provides mineralogical data about Balipholite.


Classification of BalipholiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.DB.05

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
B : Inosilicates with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; Pyroxene-related minerals
65.1.5.4

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
1 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
16.12.11

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
12 : Aluminosilicates of Sr, Ba and Zn

Physical Properties of BalipholiteHide

Silky
Colour:
Pale yellowish-white
Hardness:
5 - 5½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of BalipholiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.581 nβ = 1.596 nγ = 1.601
2V:
Measured: 68° to 72°, Calculated: 58°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v moderate

Chemical Properties of BalipholiteHide

Formula:
BaLiMg2Al3(Si2O6)2(OH)4
IMA Formula:
LiBaMg2Al3(Si2O6)2(OH)8
Common Impurities:
Ti,Fe,Mn,Be,Ca,Na,K,P

Crystallography of BalipholiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.6 Å, b = 20.24 Å, c = 5.16 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.672 : 1 : 0.255
Unit Cell V:
1,420.36 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of BalipholiteHide

Other Language Names for BalipholiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DB.05CarpholiteMn2+Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth.
9.DB.05Ferrocarpholite(Fe2+,Mg)Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
9.DB.05Magnesiocarpholite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth.
9.DB.05Potassiccarpholite(K,☐)(Li,Mn2+)2Al4(Si2O6)2(OH,F)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
9.DB.05VanadiocarpholiteMn2+V3+Al(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
9.DB.10LorenzeniteNa2Ti2(Si2O6)O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
9.DB.15LintisiteLiNa3Ti2(Si2O6)2O2 · 2H2OMon.
9.DB.15PunkaruaiviteLiTi2(HSi4O12)(OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DB.17EliseeviteLiNa1.5Ti2(H1.5Si4O12)O2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DB.20KukisvumiteNa6ZnTi4(Si8O24)O4 · 4H2OOrth.
9.DB.20ManganokukisvumiteNa6MnTi4(Si8O24)O4 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pccn
9.DB.25VinogradoviteNa4Ti4(Si2O6)2[(Si,Al)4O10]O4 · (H2O,Na,K)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DB.25ParavinogradoviteNa1-2(Ti,Fe3+)4(Si2O6)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)4 · H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.DB.30NchwaningiteMn2+2(SiO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
9.DB.35PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.DB.40ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.DB.40UM2005-31-SiO:CuHCu11(SiO4)(OH)18 · 9H2O ?
9.DB.45Aerinite(Ca5.1Na0.5)(Fe3+,Al,Fe2+,Mg)4(Al,Mg)6[HSi12O36(OH)12][(CO3)1.2(H2O)12]Mon.
9.DB.50CapranicaiteKCaNaAl4B4Si2O18Mon. 2/m : P21/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

65.1.5.1CarpholiteMn2+Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth.
65.1.5.2Ferrocarpholite(Fe2+,Mg)Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
65.1.5.3Magnesiocarpholite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.12.1StronalsiteNa2SrAl4Si4O16Orth.
16.12.2SlawsoniteSr(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
16.12.3BrewsteriteMon.
16.12.4CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
16.12.5ParacelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
16.12.6CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2OMon.
16.12.7EdingtoniteBa[Al2Si3O10] · 4H2O
16.12.8BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
16.12.9Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
16.12.10Hyalophane(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Mon.
16.12.12ArmeniteBaCa2Al6Si9O30 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
16.12.13Wellsite(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
16.12.14Merlinoite(K,Na)5(Ca,Ba)2Al9Si23O64 · 23H2OOrth.
16.12.15Anandite(Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3((Si,Al,Fe)4O10)(S,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
16.12.16Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4Mon.
16.12.17SauconiteNa0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
16.12.18Minehillite(K,Na)2-3Ca28Zn4Al4Si40O112(OH)16Hex.
16.12.19HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
16.12.20Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8Tric.

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 BalipholiteHide

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X-ray Laboratory, Wuhan Geologic College; Geology Team 654, Hunan Geology Bureau; and Geology Laboratory, Hunan Geology Bureau (1975): A new lithium-bearing mineral in China-Balipholite, BaMg2LiAl3[Si2O6]2(OH)8. Scientia Geologica Sinica 1975(1), 100 (in Chinese with English abstract). - American Mineralogist (1976), 61, 338 (abstract).

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Localities for BalipholiteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
China (TL)
 
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Linwu Co.
        • Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field
Am Min 61 (1976), 338
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