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Cadmium Mineral Data

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General Cadmium Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cd
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 112.41 gm
   Cadmium 100.00 %  Cd
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cd
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the heavy, non-magnetic fraction of a mechanical concentrate from a gabbro intrusive.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Ust'-Khannin intrusive, Vilyui River basin, eastern Siberian platform. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "calamine," as the element occurs in slags resulting from smelting smithsonite (formerly calamine) ore.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cadmium Say CADMIUM
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64702
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Cadmium Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.88553
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.979, c = 5.617, Z = 2; V = 43.17 Den(Calc)= 8.65
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.331(1), 2.55(0.4), 2.79(0.3),

Physical Properties of Cadmium

Help on Color: Color: Tin white.
Help on Density: Density: 8.6
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1-2 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Cadmium

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Tin white with bluish tint.

Calculated Properties of Cadmium

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.39 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Cadmium =8.65 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.25
Boson Index = 0.75
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECadmium = 282.10 barns/electron
U=PECadmium x rElectron Density=2,083.95 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Cadmium is Not Radioactive

Cadmium Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.05)Dana Group Zinc Zn P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Cadmium Cd P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AB.05 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AB -Zinc-brass family (Cu-Zn alloys)
01.AB.05 Cadmium Cd P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
01.AB.05 Rhenium* Re P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
01.AB.05 Zinc Zn P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
01.AB.05 Titanium* Ti P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m

Other Cadmium Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Cadmium :
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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Dana No: Strunz No: 01.AB.05