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Ameghinite

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Collectors Summary

Color farblos
Streak color weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 2.5
Solubility +++ H2O
Crystal System monoklin, C2/c

Chemism

Chemical formula

NaB3O3(OH)4

Chemical composition

Natrium, Bor, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 171.4526682 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 15

Info

Empirical formula:

NaB3O3(OH)4

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

2.35

4

26.67

1.0079470

4.0317880

Boron

B

18.92

3

20.00

10.8117000

32.4351000

Oxygen

O

65.32

7

46.67

15.9994300

111.9960100

Sodium

Na

13.41

1

6.67

22.9897702

22.9897702

Analysis wt%

B2O3 : 59.30, Na2O : 19.50, H2O : 21.30 (Ref: American Mineralogist 67)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

6.CA.10

6: Borate
C: Triborate
A: Insel (Neso)-Triborate
10:Ameghinit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

V/H.05-010

V: NITRATE, CARBONATE UND BORATE
H: Gruppenborate
5: Planare und tetraedrische Gruppen [B3O5] 1- bis [B6O10] 2-

Classification by Hölzel

6.CA.100

6: Borates
C: Triborates
A: Nesotriborates
1: Ameghinite-Group - 3(2P+T)

Dana 8th edition

25.03.01.01

25: Anhydrous Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
03: Anhydrous Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen

IMA status

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

farblos

Streak color

weiß

max. Birefringence

0.109

Birefringence chart\! Ameghinite title=Birefringence chart Ameghinite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

1.429

RI value β

1.528

RI value γ / ε

1.538

Ri mean

1.498

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 33°

Optical Data Luminescence

Color LW-UV (365nm)

 

bläulich weiß

LW-UV Intensity

stark

Color SW-UV (254nm)

 

bläulich weiß

SW-UV Intensity

stark

Color SW-UV Afterglow (254nm)

 

bläulich weiß

Crystallography

Crystal System

monoklin

Class (H-M)

2/m

Space Group number

15

Space Group

C2/c

Cell parameters a (Å)

18.423

Cell parameters b (Å)

9.882

Cell parameters c (Å)

6.326

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

1.864

Cell parameters c/b

0.640

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

104.38

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

8

Volumne (ų)

1115.604

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

4.951(10),
3.352(20),
3.147(80),
3.064(100),
2.914(20),
2.655(10),
2.548(30),
2.465(10)

XRD chart Ameghinite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

2.5

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

53 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.030 (gemessen)

2.041 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Instability

+++ H2O

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Aristarain & Hurlbut, 1967

References

American Mineralogist 52 (1967), 935.

Yongliang Xiong, Leslie Kirkes, Jandi Knox, Cassie Marrs: Experimental Determination of Solubilities of Sodium Polyborates In MgCl2 Solutions: Solubility Constant of Di-Sodium Hexaborate Tetrahydrate, and Implications For the Diagenetic Formation of Ameghinite. The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 55, Nr. 6 (2017) S. 1001-1008.

Other languages

German

Ameghinit

Spanish

Ameghinita

French

Ameghinite

English

Ameghinite

Russian

Амегинит

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1966-034

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Agh