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Paracelsian and Anorthite

1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
6
6
1.2 Luster
Vitreous (Glassy)
Vitreous (Glassy)
1.3 Cleavage
Perfect on {001}, good on {010}, poor on {110}
Perfect [001] good [010] poor [110]
1.4 Fracture
Brittle Uneven Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Sodium 0.41 % Na 0.56 % Na2O
1.5 Streak
white
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
3.07
Rank: N/A (Overall)
2.73
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Brittle
Brittle
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
BaAl2Si2O8
CaAl2Si2O8
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
BaAl2Si2O8
Na0.05Ca0.95Al1.95Si2.05O8
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Monoclinic
Triclinic
2.2.2 Space group
Monoclinic Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Triclinic
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Short prismatic to acicular crystals, massive
Anhedral to subhedral granular
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Prismatic (2/m)
Pinacoidal ( 1 )
2.2.5 Twinning
Manebach twins on (001), baveno twins (021), rare lamellar twinning
Common
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
375.46
Rank: N/A (Overall)
277.41
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:b:c =0.8953:1:0.9475
a:b:c =0.635:1:1.1003
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.07
Rank: 31 (Overall)
0.01
Rank: 37 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.93
Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.99
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
8.58
Rank: N/A (Overall)
8.18
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
9.58
Rank: N/A (Overall)
12.88
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
9.08
Rank: N/A (Overall)
14.17
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
93.17 °
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
90.00 °
Rank: N/A (Overall)
115.85 °
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
91.22 °
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
3.05 barns/electron
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.00
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
4(1), 3.8(0.7), 2.99(0.5
3.2(1), 3.18(0.75), 4.04(0.6
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
3.32
Rank: N/A (Overall)
2.75
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Transparent
Transparent to Translucent
4.6 Luminescence
Non-fluorescent.
Non-fluorescent.
4.7 Birefringence
0.014
0.012-0.013
4.8 Pleochroism
colorless.
colorless.
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Feldspar
Feldspar
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1823
5.3 Dana Class
76.01.05.01
76.01.03.06
5.4 Strunz Class
09.FA.40
09.FA.35
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
In a band through shales and sandstones, associated with a metamorphosed manganese deposit (Benallt mine, Wales).
Magmatic and metamorphic rocks.
6.2 Locality
From Candoglia, Valle dOssola, Piedmont, Italy. In the Benallt mine, Rhiw, Lleyn Peninsula, Wales. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
Monte Somma and Valle di Fassa, Italy. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
A combination of the Greek para, for near, and the minerals dimorph, celsian.
From the Greek, an + orthos, not upright in allusion to the oblique crystals.
6.4 Color
Colorless, White, Colorless, White.
White, Sodium 0.41 % Na 0.56 % Na2O, White, Grayish, Reddish
6.5 Name Synonym
ICSD 27720
Ab0
6.6 Uses
Not Available
Not Available

Paracelsian and Anorthite Information

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. The way in which the minerals are formed affects the Paracelsian and Anorthite. The appearance of a mineral is greatly influenced during its formation. Paracelsian and Anorthite information will help you understand how these minerals are found in nature. Here you can know all about it. Paracelsian mineral belongs to Feldspar and Anorthite belongs to Feldspar. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for the first mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905 and for second mineral it is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1823. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Paracelsian has Mohs Hardness between 6 while Anorthite has a hardness of 6.

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