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Calzirtite Mineral Data

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General Calzirtite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaZr3TiO9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 505.62 gm
   Calcium     7.93 %  Ca   11.09 % CaO
   Zirconium  54.13 %  Zr   73.11 % ZrO2
   Titanium    9.47 %  Ti   15.80 % TiO2
   Oxygen     28.48 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaZr3TiO9
Help on Environment: Environment: A characteristic accessory mineral in alkalic and ultramafic complexes associated with carbonatites; typically found in residual soils and alluvium.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1961
Help on Locality: Locality: In Russia, from [the Gornoozerskii massif,] near lake Gornoe, Aldan, eastern Siberia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For CALcium and ZIR conium in its composition.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 32543
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  Calzirtite   Augite   Richterite

Comments: Gray irregular grain of calzirtite (see arrow) in fibrous augite with dark red richterite.
Location: Jacupiranga Mine, Cajati, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Calzirtite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1:1:0.6653
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 15.094, b = 15.094, c = 10.043, Z = 14; V = 2,288.08 Den(Calc)= 5.14
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P bca
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.801(1), 2.945(1), 1.537(0.9),

Physical Properties of Calzirtite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Brown green, Light brown, Light green, Dark brown, Black brown.
Help on Density: Density: 5.01
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Subopaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-7 - Orthoclase-Quartz
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine - Greasy
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Calzirtite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.066 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.039 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.249,KPDmeas= 0.2555,KC= 0.2396
Ncalc = 2.2 - 2.23
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=2.19-2.27, e=2.3-2.36, bire=0.0900-0.1100.

Calculated Properties of Calzirtite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.76 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Calzirtite =5.14 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECalzirtite = 77.81 barns/electron
U=PECalzirtite x rElectron Density= 370.20 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Calzirtite is Not Radioactive

Calzirtite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (08)Multiple Oxides with Nb, Ta, and Ti
  (08.07)Dana Type
  (08.07.04)Dana Group Calzirtite CaZr3TiO9 P bca 2/m 2/m 2/m Hiarneite! (Ca,Mn,Na)2(Zr,Mn)5(Sb,Ti,Fe)2O16 I 41/acd 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DL.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DL -With large (� medium-sized) cations; fluorite-type structures
04.DL.10 Calzirtite CaZr3TiO9 P bca 2/m 2/m 2/m
04.DL.10 Hiarneite! (Ca,Mn,Na)2(Zr,Mn)5(Sb,Ti,Fe)2O16 I 41/acd 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.DL.10 Tazheranite CaTiZr2O8 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Calzirtite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) 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 Calzirtite :
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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