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Zincsilite (Zinksilit)

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Collectors Summary

Color bläulichweiß
Streak color weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 1.50 - 2.00
Solubility +++ Säuren

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Zn3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Silicium, Zink, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 574.64067 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 33

Info

Empirical formula:

Zn3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

1.75

10

30.30

1.0079470

10.0794700

Oxygen

O

44.55

16

48.48

15.9994300

255.9908800

Silicon

Si

19.55

4

12.12

28.0855300

112.3421200

Zinc

Zn

34.15

3

9.09

65.4094000

196.2282000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ø ZnO : 30.82, CuO : 1.84, MgO : 2.85, CaO : 4.20, Al2O3 : 0.77, Fe2O3 : 1.86, SiO2 : 45.18, H2O : 12.60 (Ref: American Mineralogist 61)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

9.EC.45

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

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

VIII/H.20-060

VIII: SILIKATE
H: Schichtsilikate
20: Tonminerale, regulär geschichtet; Glimmerartige Schicht-silikate mit Baugruppen [Si4O10] 4- und verwandte Strukturen; Montmorillonit-Gruppe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

9.EI.510

9: SILICATES
E: Phyllosilicates
I: Montmorillonite-Saponite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

71.03.01b.08

71: Phyllosilicate Minerals
03: Phyllosilicates Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings with 2:1 clays
01b: Smectite group (Trioctahedral Smectites)

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

bläulichweiß

Streak color

weiß

max. Birefrin­gence

0.048

Birefringence chart\! Zincsilite title=Birefringence chart Zincsilite

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

1.514

RI value β

1.559

RI value γ / ε

1.562

Ri mean

1.545

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 11°~

Crystallography

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

nd

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

15.3(100),
4.09(70),
1.528(60)

XRD chart Zincsilite

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

Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

1.50 - 2.00

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

24 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.66 (gemessen)

Insta­bil­ity

+++ Säuren

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Kasachstan/Qaraghandy oblysy (Karaganda)/Balqash/Batystau

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Smol`yaninova & Moleva & Organova, 1960

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 2 (1995), 896

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

'Kerolite'

(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2·H2O

9.EC.45

'Spadaite'

MgSiO2(OH)2·H2O

9.EC.45

Sauconite

Na0.3Zn3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4H2O

9.EC.45

'Stevensite'

(Ca|2)0.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2

9.EC.45

Zincsilite

Zn3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O

9.EC.45

Ferrosaponite

Ca0.3(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)3[(OH)2|(Si,Al)Si3O10]·4H2O

9.EC.45

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

'Hectorite'

Na0.3(Mg,Li)3Si4O10(F,OH)2

VIII/H.20-010

Saponite

(Ca,Na)0.3(Mg,Fe2+)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4H2O

VIII/H.20-020

Ferrosaponite

Ca0.3(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)3[(OH)2|(Si,Al)Si3O10]·4H2O

VIII/H.20-027

'Spadaite'

MgSiO2(OH)2·H2O

VIII/H.20-030

'Stevensite'

(Ca|2)0.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2

VIII/H.20-040

Sauconite

Na0.3Zn3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4H2O

VIII/H.20-050

Zincsilite

Zn3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O

VIII/H.20-060

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Sauconite

Na0.3Zn3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4H2O

9.EI.500

Zincsilite

Zn3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O

9.EI.510

Vermiculite

Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4·8H2O

monoklin : 2/m, 2/m : C2/c, C2/m

9.EI.540

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Montmorillonite

(Na,Ca)0.3(Al,Mg)2Si4O10(OH)2·nH2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

71.03.01a.02

Volkonskoite

Ca0.3(Cr3+,Mg,Fe3+)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4H2O

71.03.01a.04

Ferrosaponite

Ca0.3(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)3[(OH)2|(Si,Al)Si3O10]·4H2O

71.03.01b.02a

Hedenbergite

CaFe2+Si2O6

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

71.03.01b.04

Yakhontovite

(Ca,Na,K)0.3(CuFe2+Mg)2Si4O10(OH)2·3H2O

71.03.01b.07

Zincsilite

Zn3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O

71.03.01b.08

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Alternative Name

Italian

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