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General Bottinoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiSb+++++2(OH)12•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 614.37 gm
   Nickel     9.55 %  Ni   12.16 % NiO
   Antimony  39.63 %  Sb   52.66 % Sb2O5
   Hydrogen   3.94 %  H    35.19 % H2O
   Oxygen    46.88 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiSb2(OH)12•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Adjacent to and incrusting ullmannite in oxidized hydrothermal base-metal deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Bottino mine, near Seravezza, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For its occurrence in the Bottino mine, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bottinoite + Pronunciation Say BOTTINOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 82741
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Comments: Pale blue botryoidal bottinoite on calcite.
Location: Dornberg, Ramsbeck, Sauerland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Bottinoite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.60978
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 16.045, c = 9.784, Z = 6; V = 2,181.36 Den(Calc)= 2.81
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3) Space Group: P 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.36(1), 4.62(1), 2.34(0.8),

Physical Properties of Bottinoite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Greenish blue, Light blue, Green.
Help on Density: Density: 2.83
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: bluish white

Optical Properties of Bottinoite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.039 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.032 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2144,KPDmeas= 0.2129,KC= 0.2216
Ncalc = 1.62 - 1.63
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.6, e=1.605, bire=0.0050.

Calculated Properties of Bottinoite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.73 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Bottinoite =2.81 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0013103842
Boson Index = 0.9986896158
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBottinoite = 124.13 barns/electron
U=PEBottinoite x rElectron Density= 338.38 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Bottinoite is Not Radioactive

Bottinoite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.03)with (OH)3 or (OH)6 groups
  (06.03.09)Dana Group Bottinoite NiSb2(OH)12•6(H2O) P 3 3 Brandholzite! Mg[Sb(OH)6]2•6(H2O) P 3 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.FH.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)
  04.FH -Hydroxides with H2O � (OH); insular octahedra
04.FH.05 Bottinoite NiSb2(OH)12•6(H2O) P 3 3
04.FH.05 Brandholzite! Mg[Sb(OH)6]2•6(H2O) P 3 3

Other Bottinoite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.77,p1301-1304,1992) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.77,p1301-1304,1992)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Bottinoite :
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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