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General Bellingerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++3(IO3)6•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,276.08 gm
   Copper    14.94 %  Cu   18.70 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.32 %  H     2.82 % H2O
   Iodine    59.67 %  I    78.48 % I2O5
   Oxygen    25.08 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3(IO3)6•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in veinlets in a porphyry copper deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
Help on Locality: Locality: Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Herman C. Bellinger (1867-1940), General Manager of the Chile Exploration Company, who submitted the first specimens.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bellingerite + Pronunciation Say BELLINGERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2063
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Comments: Green crystal of bellingerite on matrix.
Location: Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile. Scale: Picture size 8 mm.
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Bellingerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9232:1:1.0141
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.228, b = 7.829, c = 7.94, Z = 1; alpha = 105°, beta = 96.98°, gamma = 92.94° V = 430.22 Den(Calc)= 4.93
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.72(1), 3.17(0.9), 3.35(0.9),
Help on Forms: Forms:

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Forms: ( 0 1 1) ( 0 1 0) ( 0 1 2) ( 2 1 0) ( 1 0 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Bellingerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Light green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.89
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Bellingerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.025 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.035 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1876,KPDmeas= 0.1895,KC= 0.1944
Ncalc = 1.95 - 1.96
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.89, b=1.9, g=1.99, bire=0.1000, 2V(Calc)=40, 2V(Meas)=50.

Calculated Properties of Bellingerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.36 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Bellingerite =4.89 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0001208376
Boson Index = 0.9998791624
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBellingerite = 232.40 barns/electron
U=PEBellingerite x rElectron Density=1,013.45 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Bellingerite is Not Radioactive

Bellingerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (21)Iodates - Anhydrous and Hydrated
  (21.01)with miscellaneous formulae
  (21.01.03)Dana Group Bellingerite Cu3(IO3)6•2(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.KC.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.K - Iodates
  04.KC -Iodates without additional anions, with H2O
04.KC.05 Bellingerite Cu3(IO3)6•2(H2O) P1 1

Other Bellingerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) 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 Bellingerite :
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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