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Cesarolite Mineral Data

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General Cesarolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbH2Mn++++3O8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 502.03 gm
   Manganese  32.83 %  Mn   51.95 % MnO2
   Hydrogen    0.40 %  H     3.59 % H2O
   Lead       41.27 %  Pb   44.46 % PbO
   Oxygen     25.50 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbH2Mn4+3O8
Help on Environment: Environment: In cavities in galena.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
Help on Locality: Locality: Sidi-Amer-ben-Salem, Tunisia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Giuseppe R. P. Cesaro (1849-1939), professor of mineralogy and crystallography, University of Liege, Belgium.

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Comments: Black to dark brown botryoidal masses of cesarolite in white calcite.
Location: Sidi-amor-ben-Salem, Tunisia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Cesarolite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:7.25222
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.811, c = 20.386, Z = 1; V = 139.50 Den(Calc)= 5.98
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal Space Group: HEX-R
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.19(1), 2.09(0.8), 1.56(0.5),1.76(0.5), 3.4(0.4), 1.41(0.3), 2.27(0.1), 3.21(0.1),

Physical Properties of Cesarolite

Help on Color: Color: Gray, Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 5.29
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Botryoidal - "Grape-like" rounded forms (e.g.. malachite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Friable - Loosley cohesive material that granulates with your fingers.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic

Optical Properties of Cesarolite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.65 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.276) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.46 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.276) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Cesarolite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.31 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Cesarolite =5.98 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.09
Boson Index = 0.91
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECesarolite = 722.34 barns/electron
U=PECesarolite x rElectron Density=3,837.52 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Cesarolite is Not Radioactive

Cesarolite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (07)Multiple Oxides
  (07.06)where A (B)4 X9
  (07.06.01)Dana Group Cesarolite PbH2Mn3O8 HEX-R Trig
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.FG.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)
  04.FG -Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; unclassified
04.FG.10 Cesarolite PbH2Mn3O8 HEX-R Trig

Other Cesarolite Information

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