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Baksanite Mineral Data

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General Baksanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi6Te2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,605.28 gm
   Bismuth    78.11 %  Bi
   Tellurium  15.90 %  Te
   Sulfur      5.99 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi6Te2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in garnet-magnetite skarn,
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Tyrngauz deposit, Baksan River valley, northern Caucasus, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the discovery locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Baksanite + Pronunciation Say BAKSANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1992-042

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Comments: Gray metallic grain of baksanite surrounded by white calcite.
Location: Tyrnyauz, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, North Caucasus, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Baksanite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:14.78465
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.249, c = 62.82, Z = 3; V = 982.21 Den(Calc)= 8.14
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: P 3m1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.09(1), 4.5(0.46), 2.255(0.38),

Physical Properties of Baksanite

Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 8.1
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5-2 - Talc-Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Calculated Properties of Baksanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.59 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Baksanite =8.14 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBaksanite =1,612.77 barns/electron
U=PEBaksanite x rElectron Density=10631.38 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Baksanite is Not Radioactive

Baksanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.01)where z/y > 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.01.13)Dana Group Baksanite! Bi6Te2S3 P 3m1 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DC.05e 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.D - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 3:4 and 2:3
  02.DC -Variable M:S
02.DC.05e Baksanite! Bi6Te2S3 P 3m1 3 2/m
02.DC.05e Sztrokayite* Bi3TeS2 Trig ? Trig
02.DC.05e Protojoseite* Bi4TeS2(?) R 3m 3 2/m
02.DC.05e Vihorlatite! Bi24Se17Te4 P 3m1 3 2/m

Other Baksanite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, Vol 82) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min, Vol.82,p1038,1997)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Baksanite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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