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Ferrohornblende Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
5-6
1.2 Luster
Vitreous Pearly
1.3 Cleavage
Imperfect at 56 and 124 degrees
1.4 Fracture
Sub Conchoidal Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by semi-curving surfaces.
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
3.32
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
[ ]Ca2[Fe++4(Al,Fe+++)]Si7AlO22(OH)2
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
Ca2Fe2+4Al0.75Fe3+0.25(Si7AlO22)(OH)2
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Monoclinic
2.2.2 Space group
Monoclinic Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/m
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Hexagonal/granular
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Not Available
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
947.32
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:b:c =0.5475:1:0.2924
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.01
Rank: 37 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.99
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
9.96
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
18.19
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
5.32
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
104.87 °
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
9.42 barns/electron
Rank: 42 (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
8.52(1), 3.159(0.9), 2.728(0.75
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
3.38
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Translucent to opaque
4.6 Luminescence
Non-fluorescent.
4.7 Birefringence
0
4.8 Pleochroism
deep brown or pale greenish brown.
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Silicate mineral
5.2 IMA Status
Approved IMA 1978
5.3 Dana Class
66.01.03a.05
5.4 Strunz Class
09.DE.10
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
From granites, granodiorites, and metabasalts; common in amphibolites and schists. Forms a series with magnesiohornblende.
6.2 Locality
Common worldwide. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
For its ferrous iron content and from the German for horn and to deceive, in allusion to its similarity to valuable minerals in ores.
6.4 Color
Black, Not Available, Green, Greenish brown, Black.
6.5 Name Synonym
Aluminoferrohornblende
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Ferrohornblende?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Ferrohornblende? Here you can know all about it. Ferrohornblende mineral belongs to Silicate mineral. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Ferrohornblende and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Approved IMA 1978. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Ferrohornblende has Mohs Hardness between 5-6.

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