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Antlerite Mineral Data

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General Antlerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 354.73 gm
   Copper    53.74 %  Cu   67.27 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.14 %  H    10.16 % H2O
   Sulfur     9.04 %  S    22.57 % SO3
   Oxygen    36.08 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary, weathered zone of carbonate-poor copper deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
Help on Locality: Locality: Antler mine, Mojave Co., Arizona. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Antlerite + Pronunciation Say ANTLERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 203067
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  Antlerite

Comments: Dark green crystals of antlerite on sandstone.
Location: Ray mine, Ray, Pinal County, Arizona, USA. Scale: Size Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

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  Metaschoepite   Antlerite

Comments: Yellow crystals of metaschoepite with green antlerite.
Location: Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Gallery, Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Scale: Picture size 1.3 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Antlerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6872:1:0.5029
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.24, b = 11.99, c = 6.03, Z = 4; V = 595.75 Den(Calc)= 3.95
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnam
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.86(1), 2.566(0.85), 3.6(0.75),
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Forms: ( 1 1 1) ( 1 1 0) ( 0 1 1)

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Physical Properties of Antlerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Green, Light green, Emerald green, Black, Black green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.9
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Concretionary - Rounded massive fine-grained materials.
Help on Habit: Habit: Reniform - "Kidney like" in shape (e.g.. hematite).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: pale green
 

Optical Properties of Antlerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.02 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.007 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1901,KPDmeas= 0.1926,KC= 0.1888
Ncalc = 1.74 - 1.75
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.726, b=1.738, g=1.789, bire=0.0630, 2V(Calc)=54, 2V(Meas)=53. Dispersion relatively strong.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): yellowish green.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): bluish green.
 

Calculated Properties of Antlerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.81 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Antlerite =3.95 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0008528645
Boson Index = 0.9991471355
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAntlerite = 24.07 barns/electron
U=PEAntlerite x rElectron Density= 91.65 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Antlerite is Not Radioactive
 

Antlerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 30.01.12.01 (30)Anhydrous Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (30.01)where (A B)m (XO4)p Zq where m:p>2:1
  (30.01.12)Dana Group
 
30.01.12.01 Antlerite Cu3(SO4)(OH)4 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.BB.15 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.B - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with Additional Anions, without H2O
  07.BB -With medium-sized cations
 
07.BB.15 Antlerite Cu3(SO4)(OH)4 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Antlerite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Antlerite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info
17 - WWW-MINCRYST
18 - YupRocks

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Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Dana No: 30.01.12.01 Strunz No: 07.BB.15
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