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Carrboydite Mineral Data

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General Carrboydite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Cu)14Al9(SO4,CO3)6(OH)43•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,445.61 gm
   Aluminum   9.93 %  Al   18.76 % Al2O3
   Copper    10.39 %  Cu   13.01 % CuO
   Nickel    24.00 %  Ni   30.54 % NiO
   Hydrogen   2.35 %  H    20.99 % H2O
   Carbon     0.98 %  C     3.60 % CO2
   Sulfur     5.24 %  S    13.10 % SO3
   Oxygen    47.10 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni10Cu4Al9(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)43•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Surface material at a nickel mine.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Carr Boyd Rocks, WA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
 

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  Carrboydite

Comments: bluish green crusts of carrboydite.
Location: Carr-Boyd Nickel Mine, Western Australia, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Carrboydite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.13129
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 18.28, c = 20.68, Z = 4; V = 5,984.58 Den(Calc)= 2.71
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.5(1), 5.25(0.8), 2.55(0.7),1.51(0.6), 3.48(0.6), 2.07(0.4), 2.36(0.4), 2.62(0.4),
 

Physical Properties of Carrboydite

Help on Color: Color: Blue green, Yellow green.
Help on Density: Density: 2.5
Help on Habit: Habit: Nodular - Tuberose forms having irregular protuberances over the surface.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Streak: Streak: greenish white
 

Optical Properties of Carrboydite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.014 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.064 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.203,KPDmeas= 0.22,KC= 0.2169
Ncalc = 1.54 - 1.59
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.54, w=1.56, bire=0.0200.
 

Calculated Properties of Carrboydite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.50 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Carrboydite =2.50 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0034427967
Boson Index = 0.9965572033
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECarrboydite = 14.39 barns/electron
U=PECarrboydite x rElectron Density= 35.95 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Carrboydite is Not Radioactive
 

Carrboydite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 31.10.01.01 (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.10)miscellaneous
  (31.10.01)Dana Group
 
31.10.01.01 Carrboydite (Ni,Cu)14Al9(SO4,CO3)6(OH)43•7(H2O) Unk Hex
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.DD.35 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.D - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  07.DD -With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
07.DD.35 Carrboydite (Ni,Cu)14Al9(SO4,CO3)6(OH)43•7(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Glaucocerinite (Zn,Cu)5Al3(SO4)1.5(OH)16•9(H2O) Unk (HEX-R) Trig
 
07.DD.35 Honessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•4(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Hydrowoodwardite! Cu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)with0<x<0.67andn>3x/2 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite! [Zn1-xAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2(H2O)n] P 3- or R 3m 3
 
07.DD.35 Hydrohonessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•7(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Motukoreaite Na2Mg38Al24(CO3)13(SO4)8(OH)108•56(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Mountkeithite (Mg,Ni)11(Fe,Cr)3(SO4,CO3)3.5(OH)24•11(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Shigaite Mn7Al4(SO4)2(OH)22•8(H2O) R 3 3
 
07.DD.35 Natroglaucocerinite! (Na,Zn,Cu)10Al6(SO4)3(OH)32•18(H2O)? Unk
 
07.DD.35 Wermlandite (Ca,Mg)Mg7(Al,Fe)2(SO4)2(OH)18•12(H2O) P 3c1 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Nikischerite! NaFe6Al3(SO4)2(OH)18(H2O)12 R 3 3
 
07.DD.35 Zincaluminite Zn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)26•5(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Woodwardite Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2-4(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite-3R! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],0.32<x<0.50,n=0.59 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite-1T! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],x=0.33,n.0.96 P 3 3
 

Other Carrboydite Information

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

(Ni,Cu)14Al9(SO4,CO3)6(OH)43•7(H2O)
Dana No: 31.10.01.01 Strunz No: 07.DD.35
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