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General Batiferrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ba(Ti2Fe+++8Fe++2)O19
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,071.04 gm
   Potassium   0.18 %  K     0.22 % K2O
   Barium     10.90 %  Ba   12.17 % BaO
   Sodium      0.11 %  Na    0.14 % Na2O
   Strontium   0.41 %  Sr    0.48 % SrO
   Magnesium   0.91 %  Mg    1.51 % MgO
   Titanium    8.05 %  Ti   13.42 % TiO2
   Manganese   2.05 %  Mn    2.65 % MnO
   Iron       49.01 %  Fe    6.04 % FeO / 63.37 % Fe2O3
   Oxygen     28.38 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba0.85Na0.05K0.05Sr0.05Fe3+8.5Fe2+0.9Mg0.4Mn2+0.4Ti1.8O19
Help on Environment: Environment: In cavities within Quaternary melilite- and leucite-nephelinite basalts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Udersdorf, Graulai, and Altburg, western Eifel area, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the chemical composition (Ba,Ti,Fe) and the structural relationships to hexaferrite-type compounds.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-038
 

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  Batiferrite

Comments: Gray hexagonal crystal of batiferrite on matrix.
Location: Graulai (Grauley), near Hillesheim, Eifel Mts, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Scale: Picture size 1.2 mm.
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Batiferrite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:3.95903
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.908, c = 23.39, Z = 2; V = 707.04 Den(Calc)= 5.03
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.631(1)(114), 2.799(0.8)(107), 1.478(0.7)(220),2.429(0.6)(203), 1.672(0.5)(217), 1.638(0.4)(2.0.11), 1.397(0.4)(2.1.14), 1.49(0.4)(2.1.10),
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Physical Properties of Batiferrite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Black.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form.
Help on Habit: Habit: Hexagonal - Six-sided crystal shape in cross-section or habit.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Ferromagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: dark brown
 

Optical Properties of Batiferrite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.45 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2889) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Moderate.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: Distinct in air, weak in oil.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Pale gray.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: None.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Batiferrite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   22.10   20.10 
   
 546 nm   21.00   19.40 
 589 nm   20.20   18.80 
 650 nm   19.30   18.30 
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Batiferrite in Oil
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm    8.40    7.10 
   
 546 nm    7.80    6.60 
 589 nm    7.40    6.30 
 650 nm    6.80    5.90 
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Calculated Properties of Batiferrite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.71 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Batiferrite =5.03 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBatiferrite = 64.24 barns/electron
U=PEBatiferrite x relectron= 302.78 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 2.45 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Batiferrite per GRapi unit = 40.75 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Batiferrite - barely detectable

 

Batiferrite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 07.04.02.04 (07)Multiple Oxides
  (07.04)with O19 groups
  (07.04.02)(Hexagonal, P63/mmc) Strongly Magnetic
 
07.04.02.01 Magnetoplumbite Pb(Fe,Mn)12O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
07.04.02.02 Haggertyite! Ba[Fe6Ti5Mg]O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
07.04.02.03 Nezilovite! PbZn2(Mn,Ti)2Fe8O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
07.04.02.04 Batiferrite! Ba(Ti2Fe8Fe2)O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.CC.45 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.C - Metal:Oxygen = 2:3, 3:5, and Similar
  04.CC -With large and medium-sized cations
 
04.CC.45 Hawthorneite Ba[Ti3Cr4Fe4Mg]O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Diaoyudaoite NaAl11O17 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Magnetoplumbite Pb(Fe,Mn)12O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Haggertyite! Ba[Fe6Ti5Mg]O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Batiferrite! Ba(Ti2Fe8Fe2)O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Hibonite (Ca,Ce)(Al,Ti,Mg)12O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Nezilovite! PbZn2(Mn,Ti)2Fe8O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Lindqvistite Pb2(Mn,Mg)Fe16027 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Plumboferrite Pb2Fe(11-x)MnxO19-2x(x=1/3) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.45 Yimengite K(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Batiferrite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, Vol 86, p 1112) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol 86, p 1112) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, Vol 86, p 1112)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Batiferrite :
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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Batiferrite

Ba(Ti2Fe+++8Fe++2)O19
Dana No: 07.04.02.04 Strunz No: 04.CC.45
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