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General Beaverite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCu++(Fe+++,Al)2(SO4)2(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 662.18 gm
   Aluminum   2.04 %  Al    3.85 % Al2O3
   Iron      12.65 %  Fe   18.09 % Fe2O3
   Copper     9.60 %  Cu   12.01 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.91 %  H     8.16 % H2O
   Lead      31.29 %  Pb   33.71 % PbO
   Sulfur     9.69 %  S    24.18 % SO3
   Oxygen    33.83 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCuFe3+1.5Al0.5(SO4)2(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of Pb-Cu deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
Help on Locality: Locality: Horn Silver mine, Beaver County, Utah, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Beaverite + Pronunciation Say BEAVERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 67682
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  Mottramite   Beaverite

Comments: Specimen of quartz with a thick druse of green mottramite (cuprodescloizite) crystals and a scattered grouping of micro beaverite crystals (lemon yellow in color).
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia. Scale: 3.3 x 2.5 cm.
© John Veevaert

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  Beaverite

Comments: Yellow earthy coating of beaverite.
Location: Hornsilver Mine, Frisco, Beaver County, Utah, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Beaverite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.35179
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.203, c = 16.94, Z = 3; V = 761.15 Den(Calc)= 4.33
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 5.85(1), 3.03(0.95), 2.276(0.45),
 

Physical Properties of Beaverite

Help on Color: Color: Yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.36
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5-4.5 - Between Copper Penny and Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light yellow
 

Optical Properties of Beaverite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.04 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.034 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.194,KPDmeas= 0.1927,KC= 0.2007
Ncalc = 1.87 - 1.88
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.83, w=1.85, bire=0.0200.
 

Calculated Properties of Beaverite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.01 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Beaverite =4.33 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBeaverite = 527.94 barns/electron
U=PEBeaverite x rElectron Density=2,116.22 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Beaverite is Not Radioactive
 

Beaverite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 30.02.05.07 (30)Anhydrous Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (30.02)where (A B)2 XO4 Zq
  (30.02.05)Alunite Group (Jarosite Subgroup)
 
30.02.05.01 Jarosite KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3 3
 
30.02.05.02 Natrojarosite NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
30.02.05.03 Hydroniumjarosite (H3O)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
30.02.05.04 Ammoniojarosite (NH4)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
30.02.05.05 Argentojarosite AgFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
30.02.05.06 Plumbojarosite PbFe6(SO4)4(OH)12 R 3m 3 2/m
 
30.02.05.07 Beaverite PbCu(Fe,Al)2(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
30.02.05.08 Dorallcharite (Tl,K)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.BC.10 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.B - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with Additional Anions, without H2O
  07.BC -With medium-sized and large cations
 
07.BC.10 Alunite KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m, R 3m Trig
 
07.BC.10 Ammonioalunite (NH4)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.BC.10 Ammoniojarosite (NH4)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
07.BC.10 Beaverite PbCu(Fe,Al)2(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
07.BC.10 Argentojarosite AgFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
07.BC.10 Huangite Ca0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.BC.10 Dorallcharite (Tl,K)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.BC.10 Jarosite KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3 3
 
07.BC.10 Hydroniumjarosite (H3O)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
07.BC.10 Minamiite (Na,Ca,K)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.BC.10 Natrojarosite NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
07.BC.10 Natroalunite NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.BC.10 Osarizawaite PbCuAl2(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
07.BC.10 Plumbojarosite PbFe6(SO4)4(OH)12 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.BC.10 Schlossmacherite (H3O,Ca)Al3(AsO4,SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.BC.10 Walthierite Ba0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 

Other Beaverite 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 Beaverite :
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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Beaverite

PbCu++(Fe+++,Al)2(SO4)2(OH)6
Dana No: 30.02.05.07 Strunz No: 07.BC.10
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