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General Canaphite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaNa2P2O7•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 332.06 gm
   Sodium      13.85 %  Na   18.66 % Na2O
   Calcium     12.07 %  Ca   16.89 % CaO
   Phosphorus  18.66 %  P    42.75 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.43 %  H    21.70 % H2O
   Oxygen      53.00 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaNa2(P2O7)•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: On a museum micromount specimen presumably from a trap-rock quarry.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Attributed to [Braens quarry,] Haledon [or Great Notch quarry, near Little Falls], Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Calcium, sodium, Natrium, and Phosphate in the composition.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202523
  PDF 38-410

Canaphite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.2416:1:0.6689
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.529, b = 8.48, c = 5.673, Z = 2; beta = 106.13° V = 486.58 Den(Calc)= 2.27
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Domatic H-M Symbol (m) Space Group: Pa
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.06(1), 2.608(0.9), 5.44(0.8),

Physical Properties of Canaphite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 2.24
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Canaphite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.008 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2211,KPDmeas= 0.2241,KC= 0.2229
Ncalc = 1.5 - 1.51
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.496, b=1.504, g=1.506, bire=0.0100, 2V(Calc)=52, 2V(Meas)=52.

Calculated Properties of Canaphite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.27 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Canaphite =2.24 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0004209806
Boson Index = 0.9995790194
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECanaphite = 2.62 barns/electron
U=PECanaphite x rElectron Density= 5.94 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Canaphite is Not Radioactive

Canaphite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (40)Hydrated Phosphates, etc
  (40.05)with miscellaneous formulae
  (40.05.11)Dana Group Canaphite CaNa2P2O7•4(H2O) Pa m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.FC.10 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.F - Polyphosphates, Polyarsenates, [4]-Polyvanadates
  08.FC -Polyphosphates, etc., with H2O only
08.FC.10 Canaphite CaNa2P2O7•4(H2O) Pa m

Other Canaphite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) 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 Canaphite :
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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