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Bildbreite: 3 mm; Fundort: Alp Parsettens, Tinzen, Oberhalbstein, Schweiz
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Bildbreite: 3 mm; Fundort: Alp Parsettens, Tinzen, Oberhalbstein, Schweiz

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Bildbreite: 6 mm, Fundort: Grube Molinello, Genova, Ligurien, Italien
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Bildbreite: 6 mm, Fundort: Grube Molinello, Genova, Ligurien, Italien

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Bildbreite: 8 mm, Fundort: Grube Molinello, Genova, Ligurien, Italien

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Bildbreite: 3 mm; Fundort: Alp Parsettens, Tinzen, Oberhalbstein, Schweiz

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Copyright: Matteo Chinellato
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Locality: Miniera Gambatesa / Reppia / Val Graveglia / Ne / Genua (Genova), Metropolitanstadt / Ligurien (Liguria), Region / Italien

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Collectors Summary

Color gelb, orangerot
Lustre Glasglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 6.50 - 7.00
Cleavages gut {100}, schlecht {001}, {110}, {011} (in Analogie zur Axinit-Gruppe)
Fracture uneben, muschelig
Solubility ++ HF, Säuren!
Crystal System triklin, P1

Chemism

Chemical formula

Ca2Mn2+4Al4[B2Si8O30](OH)2

Chemical composition

Aluminium, Calcium, Mangan, Silicium, Bor, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 1168.1404464 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 54

Info

Empirical formula:

Ca2Mn4Al4[B2Si8O30](OH)2

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

0.17

2

3.70

1.0079470

2.0158940

Boron

B

1.85

2

3.70

10.8117000

21.6234000

Oxygen

O

43.83

32

59.26

15.9994300

511.9817600

Aluminium

Al

9.24

4

7.41

26.9815382

107.9261528

Silicon

Si

19.23

8

14.81

28.0855300

224.6842400

Calcium

Ca

6.86

2

3.70

40.0784000

80.1568000

Manganese

Mn

18.81

4

7.41

54.9380499

219.7521996

Analysis wt%

B2O3 : 5.65, SiO2 : 40.80, Al2O3 : 16.23, Fe2O3 : 1.59, MnO : 21.19, CaO : 12.51, H2O : 1.30 (Ref: American Mineralogist 53)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

9.BD.20

9: Silikate (Germanate)
B: Gruppensilikate (Sorosilikate)
D: Si2O7 Gruppen mit zusätzlichen Anionen; Kationen in tetrahedraler [4] und/oder anderer Koordination
20:Axinit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

VIII/C.08-040

VIII: SILIKATE
C: Gruppensilikate
8: Gruppensilikate [Si2O7] 6-, mit tetraederfremden Anionen (O,OH,F); Axinit-Gruppe

Classification by Hölzel

9.BD.145

9: SILICATES
B: Sorosilicates
D: Axinite-Group

Dana 8th edition

56.02.02.04

56: Sorosilicates Sorosilicate Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F. and H2O
02: Sorosilicates Sorosilicate Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F. and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
02: Axinite group

IMA status

Neudefinition von der CNMNC anerkannt

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Axinite group

Optical Properties

Color

gelb, orangerot

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

transparent, durchscheinend

Lustre

Glasglanz

max. Birefringence

0.011

Birefringence chart\! Tinzenite title=Birefringence chart Tinzenite

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

1.693 - 1.694

RI value β

1.700 - 1.701

RI value γ / ε

1.704 - 1.705

Ri mean

1.700

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 63° - 88° (gemessen)

Dispersion

Stark, r > v

Absorption

X = Y > Z

Pleochroism

In dicken Abschnitten, schwach; X = hellbraun; Y = violett; Z = hellgelb bis farblos

Crystallography

Crystal System

triklin

Class (H-M)

1

Space Group number

2

Space Group

P1

Cell parameters a (Å)

8.953

Cell parameters b (Å)

9.202

Cell parameters c (Å)

7.165

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

0.973

Cell parameters c/b

0.779

Cell parameters α

102.68

Cell parameters β

90.15

Cell parameters γ

88.13

Z

1

Volume (ų)

575.583

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

6.30(70),
3.46(80),
3.28(60),
3.14(70),
2.975(70),
2.812(100),
2.152(70),
2.008(70)

XRD chart Tinzenite

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)

6.50 - 7.00

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

1110 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

3.286 (gemessen)

3.37 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleavages

gut {100}, schlecht {001}, {110}, {011} (in Analogie zur Axinit-Gruppe)

Fracture

uneben, muschelig

Tenacity

spröde

Instability

++ HF, Säuren!

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Schweiz/Graubünden, Kanton/Albula, Region/Surses, Gemeinde/Tinizong-Rona (Tinzen)/Alp Parsettens

Type material

Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Schweiz

The Natural History Museum, London, England

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Collection number of type material

194804 (Schweiz), 1926,499-501 (England)

Preface

Associations

Braunit, Quarz

Name from

Der Lokation Tinzen in der Schweiz

Author (Name, Year)

Jakob, 1923

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 2 (1995), 801

Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 3 (1923), 227

Crystallography Reports 46 (2001), 30

Mineralogical Magazine, 2016, Vol. 80(5), pp. 915-922 [Formel, Gruppe]

IMA group assignments

Other languages

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English

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Russian

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Alternative Name

Esperanto

Tinzenito

Japanese

ティンツェン斧石

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 2016-D

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Tnz

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) k2_lTmC5fUCYsVyM4uesMw
GUID (Global unique identifier) 4EE56F93-B960-407D-98B1-5C8CE2E7AC33
Database ID 3853