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Calciocopiapite Mineral Data

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General Calciocopiapite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaFe+++4(SO4)6(OH)2•19(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,216.15 gm
   Calcium    3.30 %  Ca    4.61 % CaO
   Iron      18.37 %  Fe   26.26 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen   3.32 %  H    29.63 % H2O
   Sulfur    15.82 %  S    39.50 % SO3
   Oxygen    59.20 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2•19(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized weathering zone of a magnetite-pyrite deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1960
Help on Locality: Locality: Dashkesan deposit, Middle Caucasus Mountains, Azerbaijan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the calcium member of the copiapite group.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Calciocopiapite + Pronunciation Say CALCIOCOPIAPITE
 

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  Calciocopiapite

Comments: Greenish yellow crystalline crust of calciocopiapite.
Location: Borate, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Calciocopiapite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4036:1:0.3898
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.35, b = 18.21, c = 7.1, Z = 1; alpha = 85.52°, beta = 103.55°, gamma = 100.62° V = 905.24 Den(Calc)= 2.23
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.809(1), 3.027(1), 3.108(1),
 

Physical Properties of Calciocopiapite

Help on Color: Color: Brownish yellow, Grayish yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 2.22
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow white
 

Optical Properties of Calciocopiapite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.075 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.079 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2422,KPDmeas= 0.2432,KC= 0.2631
Ncalc = 1.58 - 1.59
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), b=1.54, 2V(Meas)=50-60.
 

Calculated Properties of Calciocopiapite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.26 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Calciocopiapite =2.22 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0054142347
Boson Index = 0.9945857653
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECalciocopiapite = 6.69 barns/electron
U=PECalciocopiapite x rElectron Density= 15.14 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Calciocopiapite is Not Radioactive
 

Calciocopiapite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 31.10.05.05 (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.10)miscellaneous
  (31.10.05)Copiapite Group
 
31.10.05.01 Copiapite FeFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
31.10.05.02 Magnesiocopiapite MgFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
31.10.05.03 Cuprocopiapite CuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
31.10.05.04 Ferricopiapite Fe2/3Fe4(SO4)6(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
31.10.05.05 Calciocopiapite CaFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•19(H2O) P1 1
 
31.10.05.06 Zincocopiapite ZnFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•18(H2O) P1 1
 
31.10.05.07 Aluminocopiapite Al2/3Fe4(SO4)6O(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.DB.35 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.D - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  07.DB -With only medium-sized cations; insular octahedra and finite groups
 
07.DB.35 Aluminocopiapite Al2/3Fe4(SO4)6O(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
07.DB.35 Copiapite FeFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
07.DB.35 Calciocopiapite CaFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•19(H2O) P1 1
 
07.DB.35 Cuprocopiapite CuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
07.DB.35 Ferricopiapite Fe2/3Fe4(SO4)6(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
07.DB.35 Magnesiocopiapite MgFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•20(H2O) P1 1
 
07.DB.35 Zincocopiapite ZnFe4(SO4)6(OH)2•18(H2O) P1 1
 

Other Calciocopiapite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Calciocopiapite :
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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CaFe+++4(SO4)6(OH)2•19(H2O)
Dana No: 31.10.05.05 Strunz No: 07.DB.35
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