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Bazirite Mineral Data

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General Bazirite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaZrSi3O9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 456.80 gm
   Barium     30.06 %  Ba   33.57 % BaO
   Zirconium  19.97 %  Zr   26.98 % ZrO2
   Silicon    18.44 %  Si   39.46 % SiO2
   Oxygen     31.52 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaZrSi3O9
Help on Environment: Environment: A late-stage interstitial mineral in aegrine-riebeckite granite (Rockall Island, Scotland).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: On Apex Ridge, Rockall Island, in the North Atlantic Ocean, 294 km west of St. Kilda Island, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Barium and ZIRconium in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bazirite Say BAZIRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 71005
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  Bazirite   Sanbornite

Comments: Clear glassy minute grains of bazinite to 1mm through out matrix of milky-white sanbornite. The bazirite fluoresces light blue.
Location: Snow Cap mine, Rush Creek, Fresno Co., California, USA. Scale: 6.5 x 3 x 2.5cm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Bazirite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.48027
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.769, c = 10.02, Z = 2; V = 397.60 Den(Calc)= 3.82
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6 m2) Space Group: P 6m2
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.8(1), 3.8(1), 5.85(0.35),

Physical Properties of Bazirite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 3.82
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-6.5 - Orthoclase-Pyrite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Bazirite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.017 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.017 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1788,KPDmeas= 0.1788,KC= 0.182
Ncalc = 1.7
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.6751-1.6813, e=1.685-1.691, bire=0.0097-0.0099.

Calculated Properties of Bazirite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.51 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Bazirite =3.82 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBazirite = 159.73 barns/electron
U=PEBazirite x rElectron Density= 561.01 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Bazirite is Not Radioactive

Bazirite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (59)Cyclosilicate Three-Membered Rings
  (59.01)anhydrous, no other anions
  (59.01.01)Benitoite group Bazirite BaZrSi3O9 P 6m2 6 m2 Benitoite BaTiSi3O9 P 6c2 6 m2 Pabstite Ba(Sn,Ti)Si3O9 P 6c2 6 m2 Wadeite K2ZrSi3O9 P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.CA.05 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.C - Cyclosilicates
  09.CA -[Si3O9]6- 3-membered single rings (dreier-Einfachringe),
09.CA.05 Bazirite BaZrSi3O9 P 6m2 6 m2
09.CA.05 Benitoite BaTiSi3O9 P 6c2 6 m2
09.CA.05 Pabstite Ba(Sn,Ti)Si3O9 P 6c2 6 m2

Other Bazirite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic2) 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 Bazirite :
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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