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General Anthonyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(OH,Cl)2•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 160.83 gm
   Copper    39.51 %  Cu   49.46 % CuO
   Hydrogen   4.70 %  H    42.01 % H2O
   Chlorine  11.02 %  Cl   11.02 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -2.49 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    44.77 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(OH)1.5Cl0.5•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary copper mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963
Help on Locality: Locality: Centennial mine, Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John W. Anthony (1920-1992), mineralogist, University of Arizona.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Anthonyite + Pronunciation Say ANTHONYITE

Anthonyite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: Unk.
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 5.84(1), 4.14(0.7), 3.99(0.6),

Physical Properties of Anthonyite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Blue, Gray violet.
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Sectile - Curved shavings or scrapings produced by a knife blade, (e.g. graphite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum

Optical Properties of Anthonyite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=1.526, b=1.602, g=1.602, bire=0.0760, 2V(Calc)=0, 2V(Meas)=3.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): lavender.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): lavender.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): deep smoky blue.

Calculated Properties of Anthonyite

Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0002219288
Boson Index = 0.9997780712
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAnthonyite = 17.37 barns/electron
U=PEAnthonyite x rElectron Density= . barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Anthonyite is Not Radioactive

Anthonyite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.02)where X++ (OH)2
  (06.02.06)Dana Group Anthonyite Cu(OH,Cl)2•3(H2O) Unk. Mono
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.DA.40 03 - HALIDES
  03.D - Oxyhalides, Hydroxyhalides and Related Double Halides
  03.DA -With Cu, etc., without Pb
03.DA.40 Calumetite Cu(OH,Cl)2•2(H2O) Unk Ortho
03.DA.40 Anthonyite Cu(OH,Cl)2•3(H2O) Unk. Mono

Other Anthonyite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Anthonyite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 03.DA.40