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Prismatine

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Formula:
(◻,Fe,Mg)(Mg,Al,Fe)5Al4Si2(Si,Al)2(B,Si,Al)(O,OH,F)22
Colour:
Gray-green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
6½ - 7
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
for the prismatic form of the crystals
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Classification of PrismatineHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.BJ.50

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
B : Sorosilicates
J : Sorosilicates with Si3O10, Si4O11, etc. anions; cations in octahedral [6] and greater coordination

Physical Properties of PrismatineHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Gray-green
Hardness:
6½ - 7 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of PrismatineHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.669 - 1.671 nβ = 1.681 - 1.830 nγ = 1.682 - 1.684
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.013
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of PrismatineHide

Formula:
(◻,Fe,Mg)(Mg,Al,Fe)5Al4Si2(Si,Al)2(B,Si,Al)(O,OH,F)22
IMA Formula:
(Mg,Al,Fe)6Al4(Si,Al)4(B,Si,Al)(O,OH,F)22

Crystallography of PrismatineHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Type Occurrence of PrismatineHide

Other Language Names for PrismatineHide

German:Prismatin

Relationship of Prismatine to other SpeciesHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Sillimanite8 photos of Prismatine associated with Sillimanite on mindat.org.
Quartz5 photos of Prismatine associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Biotite5 photos of Prismatine associated with Biotite on mindat.org.
Almandine5 photos of Prismatine associated with Almandine on mindat.org.
Pyrite5 photos of Prismatine associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Talc2 photos of Prismatine associated with Talc on mindat.org.
Ruby1 photo of Prismatine associated with Ruby on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.BJ.05OrientiteCa8Mn3+10(SiO4)3(Si3O10)3(OH)10 · 4H2O Orth.
9.BJ.10RosenhahniteHCa3[Si3O9(OH)]Tric.
9.BJ.15TrabzoniteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2Orth. mm2 : Ama2
9.BJ.20Thalénite-(Y)Y3Si3O10FMon.
9.BJ.25TiragalloiteMn2+4As5+Si3O12(OH)Mon. 2/m
9.BJ.30MedaiteMn2+6V5+Si5O18(OH)Mon.
9.BJ.35RuiziteCa2Mn3+2[Si4O11(OH)2](OH)2·2H2OMon. 2
9.BJ.40Ardennite-(As)Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.BJ.40Ardennite-(V)Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(VO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
9.BJ.45KilchoaniteCa6(SiO4)(Si3O10)Orth.
9.BJ.50KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)Orth.
9.BJ.55ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18ClIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
9.BJ.60HubeiteCa2Mn2+Fe3+[HSi4O13] · 2H2OTric.
9.BJ.65Cassagnaite(Ca,Mn2+)4(Fe3+,Mn3+,Al)4(V3+,Mg,Al)2(Si3O10)(SiO4)2(OH,O)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm

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 PrismatineHide

Reference List:
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Sauer, A. (1886): (Über eine eigentümliche Granulitart als Muttergestein zweier neuer Mineralspecies).- Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 38, 704-705.
Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Grew, E.S. (2009): The crystal chemistry of the kornerupite-prismatine series. I. Crystal structure and site population. Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 233-262.
Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Grew, E.S., Kyser, T.K., Rossman, G.R. (2009): The crystal chemistry of the kornerupite-prismatine series. II. The role of hydrogen. Canadian Mineralogist, 47 Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 263-274.
Hawthorne, F.C., Cooper, M.A., Grew, E.S. (2009): The crystal chemistry of the kornerupite-prismatine series. III. Chemical relations. Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 275-296.
Cooper, M.A. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2009): The crystal chemistry of the kornerupine-prismatine series. IV. Complete chemical formulae from electron-microprobe data and X-ray powder diffraction. Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 297-302.
Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Grew, E.S. (2009): The crystal chemistry of the kornerupite-prismatine series. V. The site of beryllium in kornerupine. Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 303-314.

Internet Links for PrismatineHide

Localities for PrismatineHide

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.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Princess Elizabeth Land
      • Ingrid Christensen Coast
        • Prydz Bay
Can Min 41, (2), 2003, 393-411; Wadokski, E. R. Grew, E.S. & Yates, M.G. (2011): Compositional evolution of tourmaline-supergroup minerals from granitic pegmatites in the Larsemann Hills, East Antartica. Canadian Mineralogist. 49: 382-405; Maas, R., Grew, E. S., & Carson, C. J. (2015). Isotopic Constraints (Pb, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd) on the Sources of Early Cambrian Pegmatites with Boron and Beryllium Minerals in the Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, Antarctica. The Canadian Mineralogist, 53:249-272
            • Stornes Peninsula
Grew, E.S., Armbruster, T., Medenbach, O., Yates, M.G., Carson, C.J. (2006): Tassieite, (Na,◻)Ca2(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)2(Fe3+,Mg)2(Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)6•2H2O, a hydrothermal wicksite-group mineral in fluorapatite nodules from granulite-facies paragneiss in the Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica. Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 293-305(2007).
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Outaouais
      • La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau RCM
        • Lac-Sainte-Marie (Lac Ste Marie)
personal comm. Dr. E. Grew - L. Horvath; pers. comm. Dr. E. Grew - L. Horvath
Germany (TL)
 
  • Saxony
    • Döbeln
      • Waldheim
A. Sauer (1886) Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 38, 704-705; Grew, E.S., M.A. Cooper & F.C. Hawthorne (1996): Prismatine: Revalidation for boron-rich compositions in the kornerupine group. Mineralogical Magazine 60, 483-491.
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
Pauliš P., Ďuďa R., 2002:Nejznámejší mineralogická nalezište Slovenska. Kuttna, Kutná Hora, 136p
Sweden
 
  • Hälsingland
    • Nordanstig
      • Hassela
Jonsson, E. (1996): The first occurrence of a kornerupine-group mineral in Sweden; prismatine from Stakholmen, Hälsingland. GFF 118: A52-A53; Grew, E.S., Pertsev, N.N., Vrána, S., Yates, M.G., Shearer, C.K., and Wiedenbeck, M. (1998): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 131, 22-38.
Tajikistan
 
  • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
    • Pamir Mts
      • Pyandzh River Valley
        • Kukh-i-Lal (Kukhilal; Kuhi-lal)
Grew, E.S., Pertsev, N.N., Vrána, S., Yates, M.G., Shearer, C.K., and Wiedenbeck, M. (1998): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 131, 22-38.
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Morris Co.
      • Jefferson Township
Young, Davis, 1995,Kornerupine-group Minerals in Grenville-Facies Paragneiss, Reading Prong, New Jersey, The Canadian Mineralogist, v. 33, p. 1255-1262.
        • Tierneys Corner
http://library.iem.ac.ru/can-min/vol33/cm6/young.html; Canadian Mineralogist: 33(6): 1255-1262.
  • New York
    • Lewis Co.
      • Lyonsdale
Darling, R.S., Florence, F.P., Lester, G.W., and Whitney, P.R., 2004, Petrogenesis of prismatine-bearing, metapelitic gneisses along the Moose River, west-central Adirondacks, New York: in Tollo, R.P., Corriveau, L. McLelland, J., and Bartholomew, M.J., eds., Proterozoic tectonic evolution of the Grenville orogen in North America: Boulder Colorado, Geological Society of America Memoir 197, p. 325-336. George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
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