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Cheremnykhite Mineral Data

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General Cheremnykhite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn3Pb3Te++++O6(VO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,271.24 gm
   Vanadium    8.01 %  V    14.31 % V2O5
   Zinc       15.43 %  Zn   19.21 % ZnO
   Tellurium  10.04 %  Te   12.55 % TeO2
   Lead       48.90 %  Pb   52.67 % PbO
   Oxygen     17.62 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.74 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn3Pb3(TeO6)(VO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Late-stage interstitial mineral in calcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: Kuranakh gold deposit, Central Aldan, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for I. M. Cheremnykh, Russian prospector, one of the discoverers of the Kuranakh deposit.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-017

Cheremnykhite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5773:1:0.3485
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.58, b = 14.86, c = 5.18, Z = 2; V = 660.44 Den(Calc)= 6.39
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: C mmm,C 222,Cm2m,C mm2
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.3(1), 3(0.9), 1.607(0.6),

Physical Properties of Cheremnykhite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Greenish yellow.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5 - Knife Blade
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Cheremnykhite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= 0.108 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1554,KC= 0.1743
Ncalc = 2.11
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.986, b=1.9965, g=1.997, bire=0.0110, 2V(Calc)=24, 2V(Meas)=20. Dispersion r > v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): none.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): none.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): none.

Calculated Properties of Cheremnykhite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.49 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Cheremnykhite =6.39 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.12
Boson Index = 0.88
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECheremnykhite = 919.98 barns/electron
U=PECheremnykhite x rElectron Density=5,049.76 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Cheremnykhite is Not Radioactive

Cheremnykhite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (33)Selenates and Tellurates
  (33.03)with other anion groups
  (33.03.05)Pb, Zn Tellurates Cheremnykhite Zn3Pb3TeO6(VO4)2 C mmm,C 222,Cm2m,C mm2 Ortho Kuksite Pb3Zn3TeO6(PO4)2 C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m Dugganite Pb3Zn3Te(As,V,Si)2(O,OH)14 P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m Joelbruggerite! Pb3Zn3SbAs2O13(OH) P 321 3 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BL.20 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BL -With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
08.BL.20 Dugganite Pb3Zn3Te(As,V,Si)2(O,OH)14 P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
08.BL.20 Cheremnykhite Zn3Pb3TeO6(VO4)2 C mmm,C 222,Cm2m,C mm2 Ortho
08.BL.20 Kuksite Pb3Zn3TeO6(PO4)2 C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Cheremnykhite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(37th List of New Min.,Min. Mag.,1996) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Cheremnykhite :
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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