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Aristarainite (Aristarainit)

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Collectors Summary

Hardness (Mohs) 3.5
Solubility +++ Säuren, + heißes H2O, - kaltes H2O
Crystal System monoklin, P21/a

Chemism

Chemical formula

Na2MgB12O20·10H2O

Chemical composition

Magnesium, Natrium, Bor, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 700.1668404 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 65

Info

Empirical formula:

Na2MgB12O20·10H2O

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

2.88

20

30.77

1.0079470

20.1589400

Boron

B

18.53

12

18.46

10.8117000

129.7404000

Oxygen

O

68.55

30

46.15

15.9994300

479.9829000

Sodium

Na

6.57

2

3.08

22.9897702

45.9795404

Magnesium

Mg

3.47

1

1.54

24.3050600

24.3050600

Analysis wt%

Na2O : 7.30, K2O : 1.05, MgO : 5.65, B2O3 : 59.50, H2O : 25.70 (Ref: American Mineralogist 74)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

6.FB.05

6: Borate
F: Hexaborate
B: Ketten- und Band(Ino)-Hexaborate
05:Aristarainit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

V/J.06-010

V: NITRATE, CARBONATE UND BORATE
J: Kettenborate [B2O4] 2- bis [B6O10] 2-

Classification by Hölzel

6.FB.100

6: Borates
F: Hexaborates
B: Inohexaborates
1: Aristarainite-Group - 6(3P+3T)

Dana 8th edition

26.06.05.01

26: Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
06: Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen

IMA status

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

max. Birefringence

0.039

Birefringence chart\! Aristarainite title=Birefringence chart Aristarainite

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

1.484

RI value β

1.498

RI value γ / ε

1.523

Ri mean

1.502

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 70°

Optical Data Luminescence

Color LW-UV (365nm)

gelblich grün

LW-UV Observation Frequency

sehr häufig

Color SW-UV (254nm)

 

gelbbraun

SW-UV Intensity

schwach

SW-UV Observation Frequency

Never

MW-UV (320nm)

 

gelblich grün

MW-UV Observation Frequency

sehr häufig

Afterglow (Persistant Luminescence)

keine Daten

Crystallography

Crystal System

monoklin

Class (H-M)

2/m

Space Group number

14

Space Group

P21/a

Cell parameters a (Å)

18.886

Cell parameters b (Å)

7.521

Cell parameters c (Å)

7.815

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

2.511

Cell parameters c/b

1.039

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

97.72

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

2

Volumne (ų)

1099.994

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

7.74(100),
5.40(10),
4.287(10),
3.869(10),
3.782(10),
3.037(10),
2.579(20),
2.400(10)

XRD chart Aristarainite

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

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

130 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.027 (gemessen)

2.114 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Instability

+++ Säuren, + heißes H2O, - kaltes H2O

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Hurlbut & Erd, 1974

References

American Mineralogist 59 (1974), 647

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

Aristarainite

Na2MgB12O20·10H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

6.FB.05

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

Aristarainite

Na2MgB12O20·10H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

V/J.06-010

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

Aristarainite

Na2MgB12O20·10H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

6.FB.100

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

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Na6MgB24O40·22H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

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Mcallisterite

Mg2B12O14(OH)12·9H2O

trigonal : 3m : R3c

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Admontite

MgB6O10·7H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

26.06.03.01

Aksaite

MgB6O7(OH)6·2H2O

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pbca

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Aristarainite

Na2MgB12O20·10H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

26.06.05.01

Nobleite

CaB6O9(OH)2·3H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

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SrB6O9(OH)2·3H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

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Ginorite

Ca2B14O23·8H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

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Strontioginorite

(Sr,Ca)2B14O23·8H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

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Russian

Эристеренит

IMA Number

IMA 1973-029

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