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Bindheimite Mineral Data

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General Bindheimite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 770.15 gm
   Antimony  31.62 %  Sb   37.85 % Sb2O3
   Hydrogen   0.03 %  H     0.29 % H2O
   Lead      53.81 %  Pb   57.96 % PbO
   Oxygen    14.54 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       96.10 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2Sb2O6.75(OH)0.25
Help on Environment: Environment: Widespread oxidation product of lead-antimony sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: Nerchinsk, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the German chemist, Johann J. Bindheim (1750-1825) who first analysed the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bindheimite + Pronunciation Say BINDHEIMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Belmontite = mixture with other minerals
  ICSD 27120
  PDF 42-1355
 

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  Bindheimite

Comments: Yellow earthy bindheimite covering red, massive crocoite.
Location: Callenberg North (no. 1) open cut, Callenberg, Glauchau, Saxony, Germany. Scale: Picture size 7 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Bindheimite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.41, Z = 6; V = 1,128.11 Den(Calc)= 6.80
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.01(1), 1.85(0.25), 2.61(0.18),
 

Physical Properties of Bindheimite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Greenish yellow, Green, Brownish white, Grayish white.
Help on Density: Density: 4.6 - 7.3, Average = 5.94
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Earthy - Dull, clay-like texture with no visible crystalline affinities, (e.g. howlite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Greasy (Oily)
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: light greenish brown
 

Optical Properties of Bindheimite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.072 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.188 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1257,KPDmeas= 0.1437,KC= 0.1549
Ncalc = 1.71 - 2.13
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.84-1.87.
 

Calculated Properties of Bindheimite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.98 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Bindheimite =5.95 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.11
Boson Index = 0.89
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBindheimite =1,098.16 barns/electron
U=PEBindheimite x rElectron Density=5,468.02 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Bindheimite is Not Radioactive
 

Bindheimite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 44.01.01.02 (44)Antimonates
  (44.01)(A)2 (X2 O6) (O,OH,F)
  (44.01.01)Stibiconite Group
 
44.01.01.01 Stibiconite SbSb2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.02 Bindheimite Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.03 Romeite (Ca,Fe,Mn,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O6(O,OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.03a Lewisite? (Ca,Fe,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.04 Monimolite (Pb,Ca)2Sb2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.05 Stetefeldtite Ag2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.06 Bismutostibiconite Bi(Sb,Fe)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.07 Partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7(?) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DH.20 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DH -With large (� medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
04.DH.20 Bismutostibiconite Bi(Sb,Fe)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Bindheimite Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Monimolite (Pb,Ca)2Sb2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7(?) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Stetefeldtite Ag2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Romeite (Ca,Fe,Mn,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O6(O,OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Stibiconite SbSb2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Bindheimite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Bindheimite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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Bindheimite

Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH)
Dana No: 44.01.01.02 Strunz No: 04.DH.20
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