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Balavinskite Mineral Data

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General Balavinskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Sr2B6O11•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 488.15 gm
   Strontium  35.90 %  Sr   42.45 % SrO
   Boron      13.29 %  B    42.78 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    1.65 %  H    14.76 % H2O
   Oxygen     49.16 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sr2B6O11•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Inadequately described mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 1971 - Published 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Unknown.

Balavinskite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: Mono ?

Physical Properties of Balavinskite

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Balavinskite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=1.519, b=1.552, g=1.561, bire=0.0420

Calculated Properties of Balavinskite

Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.05
Boson Index = 0.95
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBalavinskite = 39.75 barns/electron
U=PEBalavinskite x rElectron Density= . barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Balavinskite is Not Radioactive

Balavinskite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (13)Carbonate Minerals
  (13.00)Without Dana Classification Numbers
  (13.00.00)Borate, Hydrated Aldzhanite* CaMgB2O4Cl•7(H2O)(?) Unk Ortho Alfredstelznerite Ca4(H2O)4[B4O4(OH)6]4{H2O}15 P ca21 mm2 Balavinskite? Sr2B6O11•4(H2O) Mono ? Mono IMA2008-069 Na3Y(CO3)3•6H2O P 63 6 Mackelveyite-(Y) NaBa3CaY(CO3)3(OH)6•3H2O P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.FC.05 06 - BORATES
  06.F - Hexaborates
  06.FC -Phyllo-hexaborates
06.FC.05 Balavinskite? Sr2B6O11•4(H2O) Mono ? Mono
06.FC.05 Nobleite CaB6O9(OH)2•3(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
06.FC.05 Tunellite SrB6O9(OH)2•3(H2O) P 21/a 2/m

Other Balavinskite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, v54:575)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Balavinskite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 06.FC.05