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General Asbolane Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Co,Ni)1-y(Mn++++O2)2-x(OH)2-2y+2x•n(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 178.74 gm
   Calcium     2.24 %  Ca    3.14 % CaO
   Manganese  46.10 %  Mn   59.53 % MnO
   Cobalt      3.30 %  Co    4.19 % CoO
   Nickel      9.85 %  Ni   12.54 % NiO
   Hydrogen    1.80 %  H    16.13 % H2O
   Oxygen     36.70 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       95.52 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni0.3Co0.1Ca0.1Mn2+1.5O1.5(OH)2•0.6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Residual deposits on weathered peridotite containing disseminated Co and Ni minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
Help on Locality: Locality: New Caledonia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek "to soil like soot".
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Asbolane Say ASBOLANE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Colbaltian wad
  Lampadite - Cu-bearing asbolane

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Comments: Brownish red dull grains of asbolane to 2mm in matrix.
Location: Lipovka, Middla Urals, Russia. Scale: Picture size 1 cm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Asbolane Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:3.40063
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.823, c = 9.6, Z = 2; V = 66.26 Den(Calc)= 8.96
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.445(1), 4.82(1), 9.6(1),

Physical Properties of Asbolane

Help on Color: Color: Black, Brownish black.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Botryoidal - "Grape-like" rounded forms (e.g.. malachite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Optical Properties of Asbolane

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (?).
  NCalc= 2.87 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2083) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Asbolane

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=8.68 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Asbolane =8.96 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.001322271
Boson Index = 0.998677729
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAsbolane = 17.16 barns/electron
U=PEAsbolane x rElectron Density= 148.95 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Asbolane is Not Radioactive

Asbolane Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.04)containing multiple cations
  (06.04.09)Dana Group Asbolane (Co,Ni)1-y(MnO2)2-x(OH)2-2y2x•n(H2O) Unk Hex
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.FL.30 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)
  04.FL -Hydroxides with H2O � (OH); sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
04.FL.30 Asbolane (Co,Ni)1-y(MnO2)2-x(OH)2-2y2x•n(H2O) Unk Hex

Other Asbolane Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Asbolane :
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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