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Belovite-(La) Mineral Data

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General Belovite-(La) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 867.06 gm
   Strontium   22.74 %  Sr   26.89 % SrO
   Calcium      1.16 %  Ca    1.62 % CaO
   Lanthanum   24.03 %  La   28.18 % La2O3
   Cerium      16.16 %  Ce   18.93 % Ce2O3
   Phosphorus  10.72 %  P    24.56 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.12 %  H     1.04 % H2O
   Oxygen      23.99 %  O
   Fluorine     1.10 %  F     1.10 % F
                 -   %   F    -0.46 % -O=F2    
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      101.85 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 5(Sr0.45)5(La0.3)5(Ce0.2)5(Ca0.05)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alkalic igneous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nikolai Vassilievich Belov (1891-1982), mineralogist and crystallographer, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Belovite-(La) Say BELOVITE-(LA)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Belovite
  ICSD 86853
  IMA1995-023
 

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  Belovite-(La)

Comments: Yellow, pseudo-hexagonal crystal of belovite-(La) in calcite.
Location: Khibina massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Scale: Crystal size 1.5 mm.
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Belovite-(La) Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.74323
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.647, c = 7.17, Z = 2; V = 577.88 Den(Calc)= 4.98
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Rhombohedral H-M Symbol ( 3) Space Group: P 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.884(1), 2.897(1), 3.59(0.87),3.3(0.65),
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Forms: ( 1 0 1) ( 0 1 1) ( 1 0 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Belovite-(La)

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Greenish yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.19
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Belovite-(La)

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.041 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.193 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1293,KPDmeas= 0.1537,KC= 0.1603
Ncalc = 1.67 - 1.8
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.635, w=1.653, bire=0.0180.
 

Calculated Properties of Belovite-(La)

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.75 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Belovite-(La) =4.19 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBelovite-(La) = 226.05 barns/electron
U=PEBelovite-(La) x relectron= 848.76 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 38,416.90 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Belovite-(La) per GRapi unit = 26.03 (PPM)

Belovite-(La) is Radioactive as defined in 49 CFR 173.403. Greater than 70 Bq / gram.

Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 10 cm box) 791.75 ±197.94 grams of pure Belovite-(La) .

Estimated Radioactivity from Belovite-(La) - weak
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 7.70 cm 900,262 2.43E-05 38,416.90 12.63
100 gm / 3.57 cm 90,026 2.43E-06 3,841.69 1.26
10 gm / 1.66 cm 9,003 2.43E-07 384.17 0.13
1 gm / 7.70 mm 900 2.43E-08 38.42 0.01
0.1 gm / 3.57 mm 90 2.43E-09 3.84 0.00
0.01 gm / 1.66 mm 9 2.43E-10 0.38 0.00
0.001 gm / 0.77 mm 1 2.43E-11 0.04 0.00

Weight of pure Belovite-(La) in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 4.19 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem
Estimated Thorium Activity ( 2.01 % Th) From Sum REE Elements (40.19 % REE)
 

Belovite-(La) Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.08.01.06a (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.08)where (A)5 (XO4)3 Zq
  (41.08.01)Apatite Group
 
41.08.01.00 Apatite* Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.01 Apatite-(CaF) Ca5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.02 Apatite-(CaCl) Ca5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.03 Apatite-(CaOH) Ca5(PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.04 Carbonate-fluorapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.05 Carbonate-hydroxylapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.06 Belovite-(Ce) (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) P 3 3
 
41.08.01.06a Belovite-(La)! (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 3 3
 
41.08.01.06b Kuannersuite-(Ce)! Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl P 3 3
 
41.08.01.07 Apatite-(SrOH) (Sr,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.08 Fluorcaphite! (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F P 63 6
 
41.08.01.09 Deloneite-(Ce)! NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F P 3 3
 
41.08.01.10 IMA2008-009! Sr5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
41.08.01.11 IMA2008-068! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.12 Phosphohedyphane! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BN.05 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BN -With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
 
08.BN.05 Alforsite Ba5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite* Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(Ce) (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(La)! (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Fermorite (Ca,Sr)5(AsO4,PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Deloneite-(Ce)! NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Johnbaumite Ca5(AsO4)3(OH) P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH) Ca5(PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaCl) Ca5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-fluorapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-hydroxylapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Clinomimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaF) Ca5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Fluorcaphite! (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F P 63 6
 
08.BN.05 Hedyphane Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(SrOH) (Sr,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Morelandite (Ba,Ca,Pb)5(AsO4,PO4)3Cl P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Pyromorphite Pb5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Vanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH)-M! (Ca,Na)5[(P,S)O4]3(OH,Cl) P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-068! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Svabite Ca5(AsO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Kuannersuite-(Ce)! Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Turneaureite Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Phosphohedyphane! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-009! Sr5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Hydroxylpyromorphite! Pb5(PO4)3OH P 63/m 6/m
 

Other Belovite-(La) Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Eur. J. Min.,Vol.8,1996) OPTIC PROP.(Eur. J. Min.,Vol.8,1996)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Belovite-(La) :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Belovite-(La)

(Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH)
Dana No: 41.08.01.06a Strunz No: 08.BN.05
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