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Camerolaite Mineral Data

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General Camerolaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu4Al2[HSbO4,SO4](OH)10(CO3)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 738.34 gm
   Aluminum   7.31 %  Al   13.81 % Al2O3
   Copper    34.43 %  Cu   43.09 % CuO
   Antimony  12.37 %  Sb   16.43 % Sb2O5
   Hydrogen   2.01 %  H    17.99 % H2O
   Carbon     1.63 %  C     5.96 % CO2
   Sulfur     1.09 %  S     2.71 % SO3
   Oxygen    41.17 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4Al2H0.75(SbO4)0.75(SO4)0.25(OH)10(CO3)�2(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1991
Help on Locality: Locality: Cap Garonne, Var, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Michel Camerola, French mineral collector.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1990-036

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Comments: Blue spherical aggregates of camerolaite on matrix.
Location: Lubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica (Neusohl), Banskobystricky Kraj, Slovak Republic. Scale: Picture size 1.5 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Camerolaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =3.7082:1:4.3151
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.765, b = 2.903, c = 12.527, Z = 1; beta = 95.61° V = 389.60 Den(Calc)= 3.15
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Sphenoidal H-M Symbol (2) Space Group: P 21 ?
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.276(1), 5.16(0.9), 5.62(0.5),

Physical Properties of Camerolaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Good, {001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Blue green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.1
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Fibrous - Thin, elongated fractures produced by crystal forms or intersecting cleavages (e.g. asbestos).
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Luster: Luster: Silky
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Camerolaite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.022 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.006 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2068,KPDmeas= 0.2101,KC= 0.2055
Ncalc = 1.64 - 1.65
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.626, b=1.646, g=1.682, bire=0.0560, 2V(Calc)=76, 2V(Meas)=75-77.

Calculated Properties of Camerolaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.05 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Camerolaite =3.15 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.000461018
Boson Index = 0.999538982
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECamerolaite = 52.98 barns/electron
U=PECamerolaite x rElectron Density= 161.38 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Camerolaite is Not Radioactive

Camerolaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (44)Antimonates
  (44.03)with miscellaneous formulae
  (44.03.11)Dana Group Camerolaite Cu4Al2[HSbO4,SO4](OH)10(CO3)•2(H2O) P 21 ? 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.DE.75 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.D - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  07.DE -With only medium-sized cations; unclassified
07.DE.75 Camerolaite Cu4Al2[HSbO4,SO4](OH)10(CO3)•2(H2O) P 21 ? 2

Other Camerolaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Camerolaite :
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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