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General Aiolosite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na4Bi(SO4)3Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 624.58 gm
   Sodium    14.72 %  Na   19.85 % Na2O
   Bismuth   33.46 %  Bi   37.30 % Bi2O3
   Sulfur    15.40 %  S    38.46 % SO3
   Chlorine   5.68 %  Cl    5.68 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.28 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    30.74 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na4Bi(SO4)3Cl
Help on Environment: Environment: Cesanite group
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: La Fossa crater, Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2008-015

Aiolosite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.71473
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.626, c = 6.88, Z = 2; V = 552.09 Den(Calc)= 3.76
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m) Space Group: P 63/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.853(1), 2.775(0.85), 3.432(0.45),1.965(0.35), 2.306(0.25), 1.716(0.2), 4.787(0.2), 2.189(0.15),

Optical Properties of Aiolosite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 1.68 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1808) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Aiolosite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.47 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Aiolosite =3.76 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0013030303
Boson Index = 0.9986969697
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAiolosite = 585.52 barns/electron
U=PEAiolosite x rElectron Density=2,030.30 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Aiolosite is Not Radioactive

Aiolosite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (30)Anhydrous Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (30.03)with miscellaneous formulae
  (30.03.03)Dana Group Cesanite Na7Ca3(SO4)6(OH)•0.8(H2O) P 6 6 Aiolosite! Na4Bi(SO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.XX.00 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.X - Unclassified Strunz SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.XX -Unknown
07.XX.00 Blakeite Fe2(TeO3)3 Cubic ? Cubic
07.XX.00 Aiolosite! Na4Bi(SO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
07.XX.00 Steverustite Pb5(OH)5[Cu(SO3S--)3](H2O)1.67 P 21/n 2/m
07.XX.00 Adranosite (NH4)4NaAl2(SO4)4Cl(OH)2 I 41/acd 4mm
07.XX.00 Grandviewite! Cu3Al9(SO4)2(OH)29 P 2, Pm or P 2/m Mono
07.XX.00 IMA2009-008 Y2[(UO2)8O6(SO4)4(OH)2]•26H2O P1 1

Other Aiolosite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Aiolosite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 07.XX.00