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Ephesite

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Rosafarbene Ephesit-Kristalle
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Rosafarbene Ephesit-Kristalle
bis 1 mm auf Kluftzonen; Fundort: Mancorp Mine, Gamagara Rigde, Postmasburg, Griqualand-West Northern Cap, Südafrika
Copyright: McSchuerf; Contribution: Mineralienatlas
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Mgcawu, Distrikt/Postmasburg/Postmasburg Manganese Field/Gloucester Farm/Gamagara Ridge
Mineral: Ephesite
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Rosafarbene Ephesit-Kristalle

bis 1 mm auf Kluftzonen; Fundort: Mancorp Mine, Gamagara Rigde, Postmasburg, Griqualand-West Northern Cap, Südafrika

Copyright: McSchuerf
Contribution: Mineralienatlas 2004-04-17
Locality: Gamagara Ridge / Gloucester Farm / Postmasburg Manganese Field / Postmasburg / Mgcawu, Distrikt / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Südafrika
Ephesit
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Ephesit
Größe: 33x32x32 mm; Fundort: Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganfelder, Provinz Nordkap, Südafrika
Copyright: Rob Lavinsky; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Hotazel/Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)
Mineral: Ephesite
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Ephesit

Größe: 33x32x32 mm; Fundort: Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganfelder, Provinz Nordkap, Südafrika

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: slugslayer 2011-07-26
Locality: Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine) / Hotazel / Kalahari Manganese Field / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Südafrika
Ephesit
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Ephesit
Pseudohexagonaler Kristall; in einer Matrix aus Alabandin; Postmasburg,Südafrika; BB: 4 mm
Copyright: Rockhounder; Contribution: Rockhounder
Collection: Rockhounder
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Mgcawu, Distrikt/Postmasburg/Postmasburg Manganese Field/Gloucester Farm/Gamagara Ridge
Mineral: Ephesite
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Ephesit

Pseudohexagonaler Kristall; in einer Matrix aus Alabandin; Postmasburg,Südafrika; BB: 4 mm

Collection: Rockhounder
Copyright: Rockhounder
Contribution: Rockhounder 2017-02-23
Locality: Gamagara Ridge / Gloucester Farm / Postmasburg Manganese Field / Postmasburg / Mgcawu, Distrikt / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Südafrika
Ephesit
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Ephesit
Tafelige und Dipyramidale rötliche Ephesite auf Matrix, aus Postmasburg/ Südafrika; Ex J. Muizebelt, 1991 erworben; BB: 4cm
Copyright: smaragd123; Contribution: smaragd123
Collection: smaragd123
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Mgcawu, Distrikt/Postmasburg/Postmasburg Manganese Field/Gloucester Farm/Gamagara Ridge
Mineral: Ephesite
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Ephesit

Tafelige und Dipyramidale rötliche Ephesite auf Matrix, aus Postmasburg/ Südafrika; Ex J. Muizebelt, 1991 erworben; BB: 4cm

Collection: smaragd123
Copyright: smaragd123
Contribution: smaragd123 2022-08-29
Locality: Gamagara Ridge / Gloucester Farm / Postmasburg Manganese Field / Postmasburg / Mgcawu, Distrikt / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Südafrika
Ephesit
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Ephesit
Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Mgcawu, Distrikt/Postmasburg. Bildbreite 3 mm
Copyright: Ulrich Baumgärtl; Contribution: Ulrich Baumgärtl
Collection: Ulrich Baumgärtl
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Mgcawu, Distrikt/Postmasburg
Mineral: Ephesite
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Ephesit

Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Mgcawu, Distrikt/Postmasburg. Bildbreite 3 mm

Collection: Ulrich Baumgärtl
Copyright: Ulrich Baumgärtl
Contribution: Ulrich Baumgärtl 2023-07-01
Locality: Postmasburg / Mgcawu, Distrikt / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Südafrika

Collectors Summary

Color bräunlich rosa, perlgrau, blass grün
Streak color weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 3.5 - 4.5
Solubility ++ H2SO4, + HF, +- kochende konz. HCl
Crystal System monoklin, Cc

Chemism

Chemical formula

NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2

Additional chem. information

2M1 Polytyp von Ephesit

Chemical composition

Aluminium, Lithium, Natrium, Silicium, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 388.037237 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 22

Info

Empirical formula:

NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

0.52

2

9.09

1.0079470

2.0158940

Lithium

Li

1.79

1

4.55

6.9412000

6.9412000

Oxygen

O

49.48

12

54.55

15.9994300

191.9931600

Sodium

Na

5.92

1

4.55

22.9897702

22.9897702

Aluminium

Al

27.81

4

18.18

26.9815382

107.9261528

Silicon

Si

14.48

2

9.09

28.0855300

56.1710600

Analysis wt%

SiO2 : 30.86, Al2O3 : 51.68, Fe2O3 : 0.47, Na2O : 7.94, Li2O : 3.80, H2O : 4.98 (Ref: American Mineralogist 67)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

9.EC.20

9: Silikate (Germanate)
E: Schichtsilikate (Phyllosilikate)
C: Schichtsilikate (Phyllosilikate) mit Glimmer Tafeln, zusammengesetzt aus tetrahedralen oder octahedralen Netzen
20:Phlogopit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

VIII/H.11-130

VIII: SILIKATE
H: Schichtsilikate
11: Glimmerartige Schicht-silikate mit Baugruppen [Si4O10] 4- und verwandte Strukturen; Glimmer-Gruppe; Lithionit/Biotit-Reihe

Classification by Hölzel

9.EE.220

9: SILICATES
E: Phyllosilicates
E: ~[(OH)2|Al2Si2O10] Margarite-Group

Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals

16.02.08

16: Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
02: Aluminosilicates of Na

Dana 8th edition

71.02.02b.16

71: Phyllosilicate Minerals
02: Phyllosilicates Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings with 2:1 Layers
02b: Mica Group (Biotite subgroup)

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Mica group  ⇒ True micas

Optical Properties

Color

bräunlich rosa, perlgrau, blass grün

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

durchscheinend

max. Birefringence

0.032

Birefringence chart\! Ephesite title=Birefringence chart Ephesite

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

1.595

RI value β

1.625

RI value γ / ε

1.627

Ri mean

1.616

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 28°

Crystallography

Crystal System

monoklin

Class (H-M)

m

Space Group number

9

Space Group

Cc

Cell parameters a (Å)

5.123

Cell parameters b (Å)

8.872

Cell parameters c (Å)

19.307

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

0.577

Cell parameters c/b

2.176

Cell parameters α

89.97

Cell parameters β

95.12

Cell parameters γ

89.97

Z

4

Volume (ų)

874.026

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

9.61(80),
4.38(70),
3.258(40),
3.203(100),
3.138(40),
2.523(90),
1.479(70),
1.473(50)

XRD chart Ephesite

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)

3.5 - 4.5

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

190 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.984

2.949 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Radioactivity

keine bekannt

Instability

++ H2SO4, + HF, +- kochende konz. HCl

Preface

Name from

der Typlokalität

Author (Name, Year)

Smith, 1851

References

American Mineralogist 52 (1967), 1689.

Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 85 (1984), 74.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1985), 337.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1987), 275-287.

Canadian Mineralogist 36 (1998), 905.

IMA group assignments

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
K(Mg,Fe2+)Al[(OH)2|Si4O10]
monoklin
 

 
 
 
KFe2+3(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
NaMg3(AlSi3)O10(OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
KAl2(Si3B)O10(OH,F)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
K(Mg,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Al)Si4O10(OH)2
monoklin
C2

 
 
 
K(Cr,Al)2[(OH,F)2|AlSi3O10]
monoklin
C2/c

 
 
 
KMg2Al[(OH)2|Al2Si2O10]
monoklin
C2

 
 
 
NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2
monoklin
Cc

 
 
 
K(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)[(OH)2|Si4O10]
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
K(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe3+,Al)[(OH)2|Si4O10]
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
KFe32+[(F,OH)2|AlSi3O10]
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2[(OH,F)2|(Al,Si)Si2O10]
monoklin
C2/c

 
 
 
K(Zn,Mn)3Si3AlO10(OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
K(Li,Al,Mn2+)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2
monoklin
C2

 
 
 
KMn0.52+Fe1.52+Mg0.5[F2|Si4O10]
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2
monoklin
C2/c

 
 
 
CsAl2(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2
monoklin
C2/c

 
 
 
KLiMn3+2Si4O12
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
NaAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2
monoklin
C2/c

 
 
 
KMg3(Si3Al)O10(F,OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
NaMg2Al3Si2O10(OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
K(V,Al,Mg)2AlSi3O10(OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
K(Mn2+,Mg)3[(OH)2|AlSi3O10]
 
 

 
 
 
KFe22+Al(Al2Si2)O10(F,OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
CsLi2AlSi4O10F2
monoklin
 

 
 
 
KLiMg2Si4O10F2
monoklin
C/2m

 
 
 
KFe2+3(Si3Fe3+)O10(OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
KMg3[(F,OH)2|(Al,Fe3+)Si3O10]
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
(NH4,K)Al2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
KLi1.5Al1.5[F2|AlSi3O10]
monoklin
C2/m

 
 
 
KMg2.5Si4O10F2
monoklin
C2/m

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Alternative Name

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Symbol

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GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) G885DpKYj06mzPIzuhkadw
GUID (Global unique identifier) 0E39CF1B-9892-4E8F-A6CC-F233BA191A77
Database ID 1037