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General Balyakinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuTeO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 239.14 gm
   Copper     26.57 %  Cu   33.26 % CuO
   Tellurium  53.36 %  Te   66.74 % TeO2
   Oxygen     20.07 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(TeO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidation zone as an alteration product of Cu-Te sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Pionersk deposit, eastern Sayan, and the Aginsk gold telluride deposit, Kamchatka, Far Eastern Region., Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Tat´┐Żyana Stepanovna Balyakina (1906-1986), Geology Instructor, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Balyakinite + Pronunciation Say BALYAKINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 14168
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Balyakinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.3036:1:2.1766
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.6, b = 5.83, c = 12.69, Z = 8; V = 562.27 Den(Calc)= 5.65
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pmcn
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.85(1), 2.84(0.8), 3.09(0.5),

Physical Properties of Balyakinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Blue green, Gray green.
Help on Density: Density: 5.64
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Streak: Streak: light blue green

Optical Properties of Balyakinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.088 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.086 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2071,KPDmeas= 0.2074,KC= 0.1907
Ncalc = 2.08
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=2.11, b=2.18, g=2.22, bire=0.1100, 2V(Calc)=72, 2V(Meas)=80.

Calculated Properties of Balyakinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.96 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Balyakinite =5.65 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBalyakinite = 199.17 barns/electron
U=PEBalyakinite x rElectron Density= 988.16 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Balyakinite is Not Radioactive

Balyakinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (34)Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
  (34.01)as A++ XO3
  (34.01.03)Dana Group Balyakinite CuTeO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JK.15 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JK -Tellurites without additional anions, without H2O
04.JK.15 Balyakinite CuTeO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Balyakinite 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 Balyakinite :
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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