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Chopinite (IMA 2006-004)

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Collectors Summary

Color farblos
Cleavages gut, möglicherweise (001) und (100)

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2

Addi­tional chem. informa­tion

Mg-dominantes Analog von Sarkopsid

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Eisen, Magnesium, Phosphor, Sauerstoff

Unit weight: 286.5132474 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 13

Info

Empirical formula:

(Mg0.75Fe0.25)3(PO4)2

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Oxygen

O

44.67

8

61.54

15.9994300

127.9954400

Magnesium

Mg

19.09

2.25

17.31

24.3050600

54.6863850

Phosphorus

P

21.62

2

15.38

30.9737612

61.9475224

Iron

Fe

14.62

0.75

5.77

55.8452000

41.8839000

Anal­y­sis wt%

P2O5 : 47.32, FeO : 20.99, MgO : 30.35 (Ref: European Journal of Mineralogy 2007)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

8.AB.15

8: Phosphate, Arsenate, Vanadate
A: Phosphate, etc., ohne weitere Anionen, ohne H2O
B: Mit mittelgroßen [Kationen]
15:Sarkopsid-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

VII/A.04-005

VII: PHOSPHATE, ARSENATE UND VANADATE ("Phosphate" des Registers immer einschließlich isotyper Arsenate und Vanadate!)
A: Wasserfreie Phosphate [PO4] 3-, ohne fremde Anionen
4: Mittelgroße Kationen: Fe-Mn vorwiegend

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

8.AB.345

8: PHOSPHATES ARSENATES VANADATES
A: Phosphates (-anions -water)
B: Phosphates, C medium Triphylite-Group
3: Graftonite-Sarcopside-Group

IMA sta­tus

anerkannt 04/2006

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

farblos

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

transparent

max. Birefrin­gence

0.061

Birefringence chart\! Chopinite title=Birefringence chart Chopinite

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

1.648

RI value γ / ε

1.656

Ri mean

1.633

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 40°

Crystallography

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

5.931

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

4.758

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

10.257

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1.247

Cell param­e­ters c/b

2.156

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90.67

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

2

Volumne (ų)

289.4

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

5.92(42), 4.31(29), 3.84(100), 3.48(37), 2.97(25), 2.77(46), 2.51(59), 2.44(40)

XRD chart Chopinite

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

Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Density (g/cm³)

3.34 berechnet

3.288 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleav­ages

gut, möglicherweise (001) und (100)

Preface

Name from

dem französischem Mineralogen-Petrologen Christian Chopin

References

Grew, E.S., Armbruster, Th., Medenbach, O., Yates, M.G., Carson, C.J. (2006): Chopinite, (Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2, a new mineral isostructural with sarcopside, from a fluorapatite segregation in granulite-facies paragneiss, Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica. European Journal of Mineralogy, 18, (in press).

Brunet, F., Chopin, C., Seifert, F. (1998): Phase relations in the MgO-P2O5-H2O system and the stability of phosphoellenbergerite: petrological implications. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 131, 54-70.
Mineralien Welt 04/08, Steffen Jahn, Die neuen Mineralien 2007 - 2008

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

Chopinite

(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2

8.AB.15

Sarcopside

(Fe2+,Mn,Mg)3(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

8.AB.15

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

Chopinite

(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2

VII/A.04-005

Sarcopside

(Fe2+,Mn,Mg)3(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

VII/A.04-010

Graftonite

Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

VII/A.04-020

Beusite

Mn2+Mn2+2(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

VII/A.04-030

Zavalíaite

(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)3(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

VII/A.04-040

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

Graftonite

Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

8.AB.300

Beusite

Mn2+Mn2+2(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

8.AB.310

Sarcopside

(Fe2+,Mn,Mg)3(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/a

8.AB.340

Chopinite

(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2

8.AB.345

Zavalíaite

(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)3(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

8.AB.348

Farringtonite

Mg3(PO4)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

8.AB.360

Other languages

German

Chopinit

English

Chopinite

Russian

Шопенит

Russian

Шопинит

Simplified Chinese

磷铁镁石

IMA Number

IMA 2006-004

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