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Mutinaite

Collectors Summary

Color farblos, milchweiß
Streak color weiß
Cleavages gut {100}
Fracture unregelmäßig
Crystal System orthorhombisch, Pnma

Chemism

Chemical formula

Na3Ca4(Si85Al11)O192·60H2O

Chemical composition

Aluminium, Calcium, Natrium, Silicium, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 7066.1598808 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 475

Info

Empirical formula:

Na3Ca4(Si85Al11)O192·60H2O

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

1.71

120

25.26

1.0079470

120.9536400

Oxygen

O

57.06

252

53.05

15.9994300

4,031.8563600

Sodium

Na

0.98

3

0.63

22.9897702

68.9693106

Aluminium

Al

4.20

11

2.32

26.9815382

296.7969202

Silicon

Si

33.78

85

17.89

28.0855300

2,387.2700500

Calcium

Ca

2.27

4

0.84

40.0784000

160.3136000

Analysis wt%

SiO2 : 72.22, Al2O3 : 8.08, CaO : 3.00, Na2O : 1.21, H2O : 15.30 (Ref: Zeolites,97)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

9.GF.35

9: Silikate (Germanate)
G: Gerüstsilikate (Tektosilikate) mit zeolithischem H2O; Familie der Zeolithe
F: [Leucit]-Typ-Gerüste
35:Mutinait-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

VIII/J.22-006

VIII: SILIKATE
J: Gerüstsilikate (mit Zeolithen)
22: Zeolith-Gruppe; Faserzeolithe

Classification by Hölzel

9.FL.160

9: SILICATES
F: Tektosilicates
L: Zeolites with 6-Rings

Dana 8th edition

77.01.06.10

77: Tektosilicates Tectosilicate Zeolite group
01: Tektosilicates Tectosilicate Zeolite group true zeolites
06: Mordenite and related species

IMA status

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Zeolite group  ⇒ MFI zeolite structure group

Optical Properties

Color

farblos, milchweiß

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

transparent

max. Birefringence

0.003

Birefringence chart\! Mutinaite title=Birefringence chart Mutinaite

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

1.485

RI value β

1.487

RI value γ / ε

1.488

Ri mean

1.487

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 70°c

Crystallography

Crystal System

orthorhombisch

Class (H-M)

mmm

Space Group number

62

Space Group

Pnma

Cell parameters a (Å)

20.223

Cell parameters b (Å)

20.052

Cell parameters c (Å)

13.491

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

1.009

Cell parameters c/b

0.673

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

90°

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

1

Volume (ų)

5470.757

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

11.2(80),
10.0(30),
3.85(100),
3.75(100),
3.67(30),
3.07(10),
3.00(30),
2.007(10)

XRD chart Mutinaite

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

Density (g/cm³)

2.14

2.145 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleavages

gut {100}

Fracture

unregelmäßig

Tenacity

spröde

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Antarktika/Ostantarktis/Viktorialand/Mt. Adamson

Preface

Name from

Mutinait wurde nach Mutina, dem alten lateinischen Namen der italienischen Stadt Modena benannt

Author (Name, Year)

Galli & Vezzalini & Quartieri & Alberti & Franzini, 1997

References

Zeolites 19 (1997), 318

IMA group assignments

Other languages

German

Mutinait

English

Mutinaite

French

Mutinaite

Spanish

Mutinaíta

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1996-025

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Mut

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) jhYuf8crWkiZZt5NXbeHrQ
GUID (Global unique identifier) 7F2E168E-2BC7-485A-9966-DE4D5DB787AD
Database ID 2642