Meaning of AMINOFFITE in English

AMINOFFITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

Ca3Be2Si3O10(OH)2

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 416.52 gm)

Calcium 28.87 % Ca

Beryllium 4.33 % Be

Silicon 20.23 % Si

Hydrogen 0.48 % H

Oxygen 46.09 % O

Empirical Formula:

Ca3Be2(Si3O10)(OH)2

Environment:

In fluorite veins in the Dugdinsk Massif, Tuva, Siberia, Russia.

Locality:

TL: Langban, Varmland, Sweden.

Name Origin:

Named for Gregori Aminoff (1993-1947), Swedish Mineralogist and crystallographer.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

[001] Indistinct

Color:

colorless or light yellow.

Density:

2.94

Diaphaniety:

Transparent

Hardness:

5.5 - Knife Blade

Luster:

Vitreous (Glassy)

Streak:

white

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