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Argutite Mineral Data

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General Argutite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: GeO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 104.61 gm
   Germanium  69.41 %  Ge  100.00 % GeO2
   Oxygen     30.59 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: GeO2
Help on Environment: Environment: In a zinc deposit formed in metamorphosed lower Paleozoic sediments.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Argut deposit, central Pyrenees, Haute-Garonne, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Argutite Say ARGUTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9162
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  Argutite

Comments: Sub microscopic grains of argutite invisible to the eye within sphalerite.
Location: Rimbatz, Argut-Dessus, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France. Scale: Thumbnail 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Argutite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.65113
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.3963, c = 2.8626, Z = 2; V = 55.33 Den(Calc)= 6.28
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 4/mnm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.11(1), 2.4(0.6), 1.62(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Argutite

Help on Color: Color: Grayish black.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Opaque
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Adamantine
 

Optical Properties of Argutite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= 0.037 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1608,KC= 0.167
Ncalc = 2.05
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=2.01, e=2.01, bire=0.0000.
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Argutite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   14.80   
 420 nm   13.70 
 440 nm   12.60 
 460 nm   11.60 
 480 nm   11.20 
 500 nm   11.00 
 520 nm   11.00 
 540 nm   11.00 
 560 nm   11.00 
 580 nm   10.90 
 600 nm   10.90 
 620 nm   10.90 
 640 nm   10.90 
 660 nm   10.90 
 680 nm   11.00 
 700 nm   11.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Argutite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Argutite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.76 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Argutite =6.28 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.05
Boson Index = 0.95
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEArgutite = 43.84 barns/electron
U=PEArgutite x rElectron Density= 252.65 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Argutite is Not Radioactive
 

Argutite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 04.04.01.07 (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.04)with a cation charge of 4+ (A++++ O2)
  (04.04.01)Rutile group (Tetragonal: P4/mnm)
 
04.04.01.01 Rutile TiO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.04.01.02 Ilmenorutile (Ti,Nb,Fe)O2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.04.01.03 Struverite? (Ti,Ta,Fe)O2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.04.01.04 Pyrolusite MnO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.04.01.05 Cassiterite SnO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.04.01.06 Plattnerite PbO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.04.01.07 Argutite GeO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.04.01.08 Squawcreekite? (Fe,Sb,W)O4•(H2O) P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.04.01.09 Stishovite SiO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DB.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DB -With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
 
04.DB.05 Argutite GeO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.DB.05 Cassiterite SnO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.DB.05 Rutile TiO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.DB.05 Pyrolusite MnO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.DB.05 Plattnerite PbO2 P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.DB.05 Varlamoffite* (Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.DB.05 Squawcreekite? (Fe,Sb,W)O4•(H2O) P 4/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.DB.05 Tugarinovite MoO2 P 21/n 2/m
 
04.DB.05 Tripuhyite FeSbO4 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Argutite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic3)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Argutite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Dana No: 04.04.01.07 Strunz No: 04.DB.05
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