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About KinoshitaliteHide

Kameki Kinoshita
Yellow brown to colorless
2½ - 3
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Kameki Kinoshita (木下亀城) (28 June 1896, Fukui Prefecture, Japan - 14 January 1974), mineralogist, professor at Kyushu University, and investigator of ore deposits in Japan.
Mica Group.

The hydroxyl analogue of fluorokinoshitalite.

Classification of KinoshitaliteHide

First Published:

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
C : Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets

71 : PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
2 : Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers

Physical Properties of KinoshitaliteHide

Yellow brown to colorless
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale
3.30 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.33 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of KinoshitaliteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.619 nβ = 1.628 - 1.633 nγ = 1.635
Measured: 23° , Calculated: 40° to 82°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.016
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of KinoshitaliteHide

IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of KinoshitaliteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.34 Å, b = 9.25 Å, c = 10.25 Å
β = 99.99°
a:b:c = 0.577 : 1 : 1.108
Unit Cell V:
498.62 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of KinoshitaliteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan, M19511
National School of Mines, Paris, France
Yoshii, M., Maeda, K., Kato, T., Watanabe, T., Yui, S., Kato, A., Nagashima, K. (1973) Kinoshitalite, a new mineral from the Noda-Tamagawa mine, Iwate Prefecture. Chigaku Kenkyu (Geoscience Magazine): 24: 181-190 (in Japanese).

Other Language Names for KinoshitaliteHide

Relationship of Kinoshitalite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Anandite(Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3((Si,Al,Fe)4O10)(S,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
ClintoniteCa(Mg,Al)3(Al3SiO10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Oxykinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Ti,Fe3+,Fe2+)3((Si,Al)4O10)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Fredrikssonite2 photos of Kinoshitalite associated with Fredrikssonite on mindat.org.
Tephroite1 photo of Kinoshitalite associated with Tephroite on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Kinoshitalite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.EC.05MinnesotaiteFe2+3Si4O10(OH)2Tric. 1 : P1
9.EC.05TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2Tric. 1 : P1
9.EC.10PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2Tric. 1
9.EC.15CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.15MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EC.15RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EC.15ChromphylliteK(Cr,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EC.15FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.15FerroceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe3+,Al)(Si4O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20AnniteKFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20NorrishiteKLiMn3+2(Si4O10)O2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EC.20FluorotetraferriphlogopiteKMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20Wonesite(Na,K)(Mg,Fe,Al)6((Al,Si)4O10)2(OH,F)4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20TrilithioniteK(Li1.5Al1.5)(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EC.20ShirokshiniteKNaMg2(Si4O10)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20ShirozuliteK(Mn2+,Mg)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20AspidoliteNaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20Suhailite(NH4)Fe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20YangzhumingiteKMg2.5(Si4O10)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.20OrloviteKLi2Ti(Si4O10)OFMon. 2 : B2
9.EC.20OxyphlogopiteK(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.35Anandite(Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3((Si,Al,Fe)4O10)(S,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EC.35BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EC.35ClintoniteCa(Mg,Al)3(Al3SiO10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.35Oxykinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Ti,Fe3+,Fe2+)3((Si,Al)4O10)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.35FluorokinoshitaliteBaMg3(Al2Si2O10)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.40Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2OMon.
9.EC.40Kurumsakite(Zn,Ni,Cu)8Al8V5+2Si5O35 · 27H2O (?)
9.EC.40Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.40NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2OMon.
9.EC.40VolkonskoiteCa0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
9.EC.40Yakhontovite(Ca,Na)0.5(Cu,Fe,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
9.EC.45SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2OMon.
9.EC.45SauconiteNa0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
9.EC.45SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
9.EC.45SwineforditeLi(Al,Li,Mg)4((Si,Al)4O10)2(OH,F)4 · nH2OMon.
9.EC.45ZincsiliteZn3(Si4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
9.EC.45FerrosaponiteCa0.3(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
9.EC.50VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2OMon. 2/m
9.EC.55Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8Tric. 1
9.EC.55ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.EC.55Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8Mon. 2/m
9.EC.55FranklinfurnaceiteCa2Fe3+Mn2+3Mn3+(Zn2Si2O10)(OH)8Mon. 2 : B2
9.EC.55DonbassiteAl4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8Mon. 2 : B2
9.EC.55GlagoleviteNa(Mg,Al)6(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8Tric. 1 : P1
9.EC.60AliettiteCa0.2Mg6((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 4H2OMon.
9.EC.60Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2OOrth.
9.EC.60HydrobiotiteK(Mg,Fe2+)6((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · nH2OMon.
9.EC.60Karpinskite(Ni,Mg)2Si2O5(OH)2 (?)
9.EC.60Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2OMon.
9.EC.60TosuditeNa0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2OMon. 2 : B2
9.EC.60BrinrobertsiteNa0.3Al4(Si4O10)2(OH)4 · 3.5 H2OMon.
9.EC.70BurckhardtitePb2(Fe3+Te6+)[AlSi3O8]O6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
9.EC.75Ferrisurite(Pb,Ca)2.4Fe3+2(Si4O10)(CO3)1.7(OH)3 · nH2OMon.
9.EC.75Niksergievite(Ba,Ca)2Al3(AlSi3O10)(CO3)(OH)6 · nH2OMon.

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

71.2.2c.2ClintoniteCa(Mg,Al)3(Al3SiO10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
71.2.2c.3BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
71.2.2c.4Anandite(Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3((Si,Al,Fe)4O10)(S,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b

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 KinoshitaliteHide

Reference List:
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Yoshii, M., Maeda, K., Kato, T., Watanabe, T., Yui, S., Kato, A., Nagashima, K. (1973a) Kinoshitalite, a new mineral from the Noda-Tamagawa mine, Iwate Prefecture. Chigaku Kenkyu (Geoscience Magazine): 24: 181-190 (in Japanese).
Yoshii, M., Togashi, Y., Maeda, K. (1973b) On the intensity changes of basal reflections with relation to barium content in manganoan phlogopite and kinoshitalite. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Japan: 24: 543-550.
American Mineralogist (1975): 60: 486-487 (abstract).
Kato, Y., Y. Miura, M. Yoshii, K. Maeda (1979) The crystal structure of 1M-kinoshitalite, a new barium brittle mica, and 1M-manganese trioctahedral mica: Mineralogical Journal: 9: 392-408.
Guggenheim, S., Kato, T. (1984) Kinoshitalite and Mn phlogopites: trial refinements in subgroup symmetry and further refinement in ideal symmetry. Mineralogical Journal: 12: 1-5.
Dasgupta, S., Chakraborti, S., Sengupta, P., Bhattacharya, P.K., Banerjee, H., and Fukuoka, M. (1989) Compositional characteristics of kinoshitalite from the Sausar Group, India. American Mineralogist: 74: 200-202.
Canadian Mineralogist (1998): 36: 905-912.
Mineralogical Magazine (1999): 63: 267-279.
Gnos, E., Armbruster, T. (2000) Kinoshitalite, Ba(Mg)3(Al2Si2)O10(OH,F), a brittle mica from a manganese deposit in Oman: paragenesis and crystal chemistry. American Mineralogist: 85: 242-250.
American Mineralogist (2003): 88: 40-747.

Internet Links for KinoshitaliteHide

Localities for KinoshitaliteHide

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.
  • New Brunswick
    • Gloucester Co.
      • Bathurst Parish
        • Bathurst Mining Camp
McClenaghan, S.H., Lentz, D.R., Martin, J., and Diegor, W.G. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 523-557.
Czech Republic
  • Vysočina Region
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Rožná
Doležalová, H., Houzar, S., Škoda, R.: Minerální asociace forsteritových mramorů s Ba-flogopitem a klinoshitalitem na uranovém ložisku Rožná, moldanubikum, západní Morava. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae geologicae, 2005, roč. 90, s. 75 - 88.; Doležalová, H., Houzar, S., Losos, Z., & ŠKoda, R. (2006). Kinoshitalite with a high magnesium content in sulphide-rich marbles from the Rožná uranium deposit, Western Moravia, Czech Republic. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Abhandlungen: Journal of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 182(2), 165-171.
  • North Ostrobothnia
    • Kuusamo
Hayden Dalton, Andrea Giuliani, David Phillips, Janet Hergt, Hugh O'Brien (2018) Mineral Chemistry and Petrography of Kuusamo Kimberlites and Related Rocks, Finland. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 129
Hayden Dalton, Andrea Giuliani, David Phillips, Janet Hergt, Hugh O'Brien (2018) Mineral Chemistry and Petrography of Kuusamo Kimberlites and Related Rocks, Finland. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 129
Hayden Dalton, Andrea Giuliani, David Phillips, Janet Hergt, Hugh O'Brien (2018) Mineral Chemistry and Petrography of Kuusamo Kimberlites and Related Rocks, Finland. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 129
  • Northern Savonia
O´Brien Hugh,Tyni Matti 2005 Eastern Finland kimberlite province. Fifth international dyke conference 31.7-3.8. 2005 Rovaniemi, Finland; Hugh E. O'Brien and Matti Tyni (1999) Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Kimberlites and Related Rocks from Finland. Proceedings of the 7th International Kimberlite Conference, 1999, p.625-636.
  • South Ostrobothnia
    • Seinäjoki-Lapua
Heikkilä, Pasi 2003. Vittinki-ryhmän metaserttien geologia ja mineralogia Etelä-Pohjanmaalla. Pro gradu, matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta, Geologian laitos. Helsingin Yliopisto.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Mayen-Koblenz
      • Mayen
        • Ettringen
          • Bellerberg volcano
Hawthorne, F. C., Cooper, M.A., Grice, J.D., Ottolini, l., A new anhydrous amphibole from the Eifel region, Germany: Description and crystal structure of obertiite, Na Na2(Mg3,Fe,Ti)Si8O28O2, American Mineralogist 85, 236-241, 2000
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Bolzano-Alto Adige Autonomous Province
Degenfelder, J., Tropper, P., Constantini, D. & Pomella, H. (2016): Mineralogische Untersuchungen der Mischkristallreihe Ba-hältiger Phlogopit - Kinoshitalit in Marmoren aus dem Meran-Mauls Basement. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, 162, 47-50 (in German with English abstract).
Japan (TL)
  • Iwate
    • Kunohe-gun
      • Noda-mura
Am Min 85:242-250
  • Kyoto
    • Kizugawa City
Am Min 85:242-250
  • Issyk-Kul Oblast (Ysyk-Köl Oblast)
    • Inyl'chek Range
      • Muzeinyi Valley
L.A. Pautov data
  • Otjozondjupa Region
    • Omatako
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern, 368 pp. (in English); Cabral, A. R., Moore, J. M., Mapani, B. S., Koubová, M., & Sattler, C. D. (2011). Geochemical and mineralogical constraints on the genesis of the Otjosondu ferromanganese deposit, Namibia: hydrothermal exhalative versus hydrogenetic (including snowball-earth) origins. South African Journal of Geology, 114(1), 57-76.
South Africa
  • Northern Cape
    • Francis Baard District
      • Kimberley
Soltys, A., Giuliani, A., & Phillips, D. (2018). Crystallisation sequence and magma evolution of the De Beers dyke (Kimberley, South Africa). Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-16.
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
      • Nordmark district
        • Jakobsberg ore field
[MinRec 32:311]
      • Nordmark Odal Field (Nordmarksberg)
Mineralogical Magazine (1998) 62 (3), 395-407
  • Scotland
    • Highland
      • Ballachulish
Ferry, J.M. (1996) Three novel isograds in metamorphosed siliceous dolomites from the Ballachulish aureole, Scotland. American Mineralogist, 81(3-4), 485-496.
United Arab Emirates
  • Fujayrah Emirate (Fujairah)
    • Semail Ophiolite
      • Khawr Fakkan Massif (Khor Fakkan)
        • Bani Hamid area
Gnos, W., Armbruster, T. (2000) Kinoshitalite, Ba(Mg)₃(Al₂Si₂)O10(OH,F)₂, a brittle mica from a manganese deposit in Oman: Paragenesis and crystal chemistry. American Mineralogist 85:1, 242-250.
  • California
    • Mariposa Co.
      • East Belt
        • Clearing House District
          • Clearing House
            • Trumbull Peak
Dunning, G.E. and Cooper, J.F. (1999) Barium silicate minerals from Trumbull Peak, Mariposa County, California. Mineralogical Record: 30(6): 411-417.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 765-768.
  • Virginia
    • Pittsylvania Co.
      • James River-Roanoke River Mn-Fe-Ba District
Beard, J.S. and Tracy, R.J. (2002): Spinels and other oxides in Mn-rich rocks from the Hutter Mine, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, U.S.A.: Implications for miscibility and solvus relations among jacobsite, galaxite, and magnetite. American Mineralogist, 87, 690-698.; AmMin 88:740-747 (2003)
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