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Monticellite

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Monticellit
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Monticellit
Bildbreite: 3 mm; Fundort: Stbr. Caspar, Ettringer Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Deutschland
Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried; Contribution: Hg
Location: Deutschland/Rheinland-Pfalz/Mayen-Koblenz-Kreis/Vordereifel, Verbandsgemeinde/Ettringen/Bellerberg/Ettringer Bellerberg (Stbr. Caspar)
Mineral: Monticellite
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Monticellit

Bildbreite: 3 mm; Fundort: Stbr. Caspar, Ettringer Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Deutschland

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2009-10-02
Locality: Ettringer Bellerberg (Stbr. Caspar) / Bellerberg / Ettringen / Vordereifel, Verbandsgemeinde / Mayen-Koblenz-Kreis / Rheinland-Pfalz / Deutschland
Monticellit
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Monticellit
Bildbreite: 3 mm; Fundort: Stbr. Caspar, Ettringer Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Deutschland
Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried; Contribution: Hg
Location: Deutschland/Rheinland-Pfalz/Mayen-Koblenz-Kreis/Vordereifel, Verbandsgemeinde/Ettringen/Bellerberg/Ettringer Bellerberg (Stbr. Caspar)
Mineral: Monticellite
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Monticellit

Bildbreite: 3 mm; Fundort: Stbr. Caspar, Ettringer Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Deutschland

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2009-10-02
Locality: Ettringer Bellerberg (Stbr. Caspar) / Bellerberg / Ettringen / Vordereifel, Verbandsgemeinde / Mayen-Koblenz-Kreis / Rheinland-Pfalz / Deutschland
Monticellit
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Monticellit
Größe: 1,42 mm; Fundort: Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuv-Komplex, Neapel, Kampanien (Campania), Italien
Copyright: Matteo Chinellato; Contribution: Hg
Location: Italien/Kampanien (Campania), Region/Neapel, Provinz/Somma-Vesuv-Komplex/Monte Somma
Mineral: Monticellite
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Monticellit

Größe: 1,42 mm; Fundort: Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuv-Komplex, Neapel, Kampanien (Campania), Italien

Copyright: Matteo Chinellato
Contribution: Hg 2010-04-27
Locality: Monte Somma / Somma-Vesuv-Komplex / Neapel, Provinz / Kampanien (Campania), Region / Italien
Monticellit mit blauem Calcit
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Monticellit mit blauem Calcit
Größe: 48x30 mm; Fundort: Commercial Quarry, Sky Blue Hill, Crestmore Quarries, Crestmore, Riverside Co., California, USA
Copyright: John Sobolewski; Contribution: Philip Blümner
Location: USA/Kalifornien (California)/Riverside Co./Crestmore/Crestmore Quarries/Sky Blue Hill/Commercial Quarry
Mineral: Monticellite
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Monticellit mit blauem Calcit

Größe: 48x30 mm; Fundort: Commercial Quarry, Sky Blue Hill, Crestmore Quarries, Crestmore, Riverside Co., California, USA

Copyright: John Sobolewski
Contribution: Philip Blümner 2010-05-16
Locality: Commercial Quarry / Sky Blue Hill / Crestmore Quarries / Crestmore / Riverside Co. / Kalifornien (California) / USA
Monticellit
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Monticellit
Größe: 1,5 x 1,5 x 0,7 cm, Fundort: Bond Zone, Oka, Oka Complex, Deux-Montagnes, Laurentides, Québec, Kanada
Copyright: Maggie Wilson; Contribution: thdun5
Location: Kanada/Québec, Provinz/Laurentides, Region/Deux-Montagnes, MRC/Oka Complex/Oka/Bond Zone
Mineral: Monticellite
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Monticellit

Größe: 1,5 x 1,5 x 0,7 cm, Fundort: Bond Zone, Oka, Oka Complex, Deux-Montagnes, Laurentides, Québec, Kanada

Copyright: Maggie Wilson
Contribution: thdun5 2011-02-20
Locality: Bond Zone / Oka / Oka Complex / Deux-Montagnes, MRC / Laurentides, Region / Québec, Provinz / Kanada

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Collectors Summary

Color farblos, grünlich grau, grau
Streak color weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 5.5
Solubility +++ HCl
Crystal System orthorhombisch, Pbnm

Chemism

Chemical formula

CaMgSiO4

Chemical composition

Calcium, Magnesium, Silicium, Sauerstoff

Unit weight: 156.46671 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 7

Info

Empirical formula:

CaMgSiO4

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Oxygen

O

40.90

4

57.14

15.9994300

63.9977200

Magnesium

Mg

15.53

1

14.29

24.3050600

24.3050600

Silicon

Si

17.95

1

14.29

28.0855300

28.0855300

Calcium

Ca

25.61

1

14.29

40.0784000

40.0784000

Analysis wt%

SiO2 : 36.83, FeO : 4.47, MnO : 0.50, MgO : 22.76, CaO : 34.99 (Ref: American Mineralogist 78)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

9.AC.10

9: Silikate (Germanate)
A: Inselsilikate (Nesosilikate)
C: Insel(Neso)silikate ohne weitere Anionen; Kationen in oktahedraler [6] Koordination
10:Monticellit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

VIII/A.05-010

VIII: SILIKATE
A: Inselsilikate mit [SiO4] 4--Baugruppen
5: Kationen in oktaedrischer Koordination [6]

Classification by Hölzel

9.AB.160

9: SILICATES
A: Nesosilicates
B: Olivine-Group

Dana 8th edition

51.03.02.01

51: Nesosilicate Minerals
03: Nesosilicates Nesosilicate Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
02: Monticellite - Kirschsteinite series

IMA status

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Olivine group

Optical Properties

Color

farblos, grünlich grau, grau

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

transparent

max. Birefringence

0.016

Birefringence chart\! Monticellite title=Birefringence chart Monticellite

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

1.646

RI value β

1.655

RI value γ / ε

1.662

Ri mean

1.654

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 77°~

Optical Data Luminescence

Color LW-UV (365nm)

 

rosa

Color SW-UV (254nm)

 

orange

Afterglow (Persistant Luminescence)

keine Daten

Crystallography

Crystal System

orthorhombisch

Class (H-M)

mmm

Space Group number

62

Space Group

Pbnm

Cell parameters a (Å)

4.815

Cell parameters b (Å)

11.08

Cell parameters c (Å)

6.37

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

0.435

Cell parameters c/b

0.575

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

90°

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

4

Volume (ų)

339.841

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

4.19(30),
3.640(80),
3.192(40),
2.939(40),
2.676(100),
2.598(60),
2.404(30),
1.819(30)

XRD chart Monticellite

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)

5.5

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

530 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

3.2

3.058 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Instability

+++ HCl

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Brooke, 1831

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 2 (1995), 550

IMA group assignments

Other languages

German

Monticellit

Spanish

Monticellita

English

Monticellite

French

Monticellite

Russian

Монтичеллит

Traditional Chinese

鈣鎂橄欖石

Simplified Chinese

钙镁橄榄石

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Mtc

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) sAg86ltPK0ehMJo8FaceEg
GUID (Global unique identifier) EA3C08B0-4F5B-472B-A130-9A3C15A71E12
Database ID 2592