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Calciocatapleiite Mineral Data

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General Calciocatapleiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,[ ])ZrSi3O9•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 391.58 gm
   Calcium     9.21 %  Ca   12.89 % CaO
   Zirconium  23.30 %  Zr   31.47 % ZrO2
   Silicon    21.52 %  Si   46.03 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.03 %  H     9.20 % H2O
   Oxygen     44.94 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.59 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.9ZrSi3O9•2(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Burpala massif, northern Baikal area, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition and from the Greek for "wholly' and "full", because it is always accompanied by a number of rare minerals.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calcium-catapleiite - Renamed to Calciocatapeliite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131

Calciocatapleiite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5773:1:0.79
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.378, b = 12.779, c = 10.096, Z = 4; V = 951.89 Den(Calc)= 2.73
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pbnn
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.96(1), 3.06(0.8), 3.96(0.8),

Physical Properties of Calciocatapleiite

Help on Color: Color: Light yellow, Reddish brown, Cream.
Help on Density: Density: 2.77
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5-5 - Near Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Dull
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Calciocatapleiite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.017 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.032 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2275,KPDmeas= 0.2242,KC= 0.2205
Ncalc = 1.6 - 1.61
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.603, e=1.639, bire=0.0360.

Calculated Properties of Calciocatapleiite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.72 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Calciocatapleiite =2.77 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECalciocatapleiite = 32.55 barns/electron
U=PECalciocatapleiite x rElectron Density= 88.43 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Calciocatapleiite is Not Radioactive

Calciocatapleiite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (59)Cyclosilicate Three-Membered Rings
  (59.02.02)Catapleiite group Catapleiite (Na,Ca,[])2ZrSi3O9•2(H2O) B2/b (pseudo-HEX) 2/m Calciocatapleiite (Ca,[])ZrSi3O9•2(H2O) Pbnn 2/m 2/m 2/m Gaidonnayite Na2ZrSi3O9•2(H2O) P 21nb mm2 Georgechaoite KNaZrSi3O9•2(H2O) P 21nb mm2 Loudounite NaCa5Zr4Si16O40(OH)11•8(H2O) Mono Bobtraillite! (Na,Ca)13Sr11(Zr,Y,Nb)14Si42B6O132(OH)12•12H2O P 3c1 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.CA.15 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.C - Cyclosilicates
  09.CA -[Si3O9]6- 3-membered single rings (dreier-Einfachringe),
09.CA.15 Calciocatapleiite (Ca,[])ZrSi3O9•2(H2O) Pbnn 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.CA.15 Catapleiite (Na,Ca,[])2ZrSi3O9•2(H2O) B2/b (pseudo-HEX) 2/m

Other Calciocatapleiite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990, CanMin, 42:1037) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Calciocatapleiite :
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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