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General Aplowite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Co,Mn,Ni)SO4•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 225.84 gm
   Manganese   7.30 %  Mn    9.42 % MnO
   Cobalt     15.66 %  Co   19.91 % CoO
   Nickel      2.60 %  Ni    3.31 % NiO
   Hydrogen    3.57 %  H    31.91 % H2O
   Sulfur     14.20 %  S    35.45 % SO3
   Oxygen     56.68 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Co0.6Mn2+0.3Ni0.1(SO4)•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Efflorescences with sulfides (probably cobaltian and nickelian pyrite) on siderite-barite matrix from a hydrothermal Pb-Zn-Cu orebody associated with a large barite deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Magnet Cove barite mine, four km southwest of Walton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Albert Peter Low (1861-1942), Canadian geologist, former Director of the Geological Survey of Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aplowite Say APLOWITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 66696
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  Aplowite   Villiaumite

Comments: Pink aplowite laths intergrown with lustrous, red, massive villiaumite.
Location: Mt Rasvumchorr, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia. Scale: 20x19x18 mm.
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Aplowite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.438:1:0.5825
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.94, b = 13.56, c = 7.9, Z = 4; beta = 90.5° V = 636.29 Den(Calc)= 2.36
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.46(1), 5.44(0.9), 3.95(0.8),

Physical Properties of Aplowite

Help on Color: Color: Pink.
Help on Density: Density: 2.33
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Aplowite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.013 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.025 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2254,KPDmeas= 0.2283,KC= 0.2313
Ncalc = 1.54 - 1.55
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), b=1.528-1.536

Calculated Properties of Aplowite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.36 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Aplowite =2.33 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0016359813
Boson Index = 0.9983640187
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAplowite = 8.79 barns/electron
U=PEAplowite x rElectron Density= 20.77 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Aplowite is Not Radioactive

Aplowite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.06)where A XO4 � x(H2O)
  (29.06.06)Rozenite Group (Monoclinic) Rozenite FeSO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m Starkeyite MgSO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m Ilesite (Mn,Zn,Fe)SO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m Aplowite (Co,Mn,Ni)SO4•4(H2O) P 21/m 2/m Boyleite (Zn,Mg)SO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m IMA2002-034! CdSO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CB.15 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CB -With only medium-sized cations
07.CB.15 Boyleite (Zn,Mg)SO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
07.CB.15 Aplowite (Co,Mn,Ni)SO4•4(H2O) P 21/m 2/m
07.CB.15 Ilesite (Mn,Zn,Fe)SO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
07.CB.15 Rozenite FeSO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
07.CB.15 Starkeyite MgSO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
07.CB.15 IMA2002-034! CdSO4•4(H2O) P 21/n 2/m

Other Aplowite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) 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 Aplowite :
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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