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Chlorartinite Mineral Data

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General Chlorartinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg2(CO3)Cl(OH)•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 215.13 gm
   Magnesium  22.60 %  Mg   37.47 % MgO
   Hydrogen    3.28 %  H    29.31 % H2O
   Carbon      5.58 %  C    20.46 % CO2
   Chlorine   16.48 %  Cl   16.48 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -3.72 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     52.06 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2(CO3)Cl(OH)•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic exhalations.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The third cone of the Northern Breakthrough of the Main Tolbachik fracture eruption (1975-1976), Kamchatka, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Chloride analog of artinite named after the Italian mineralogist, E. Artini (1866-1928).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1996-005

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Comments: Opaque white crystalline chlorartinite on volcanic glass.
Location: Vulcan Tolbachik, Kamchatka District, Russian Far East, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Chlorartinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.31174
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 23.163, c = 7.221, Z = 18; V = 3,355.19 Den(Calc)= 1.92
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3m) Space Group: R 3c (?)
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 11.66(1), 3(0.41), 2.657(0.22),

Physical Properties of Chlorartinite

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 1.87
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Fine - Occurs as well-formed fine sized crystals.
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Chlorartinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.016 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2656,KPDmeas= 0.2727,KC= 0.2698
Ncalc = 1.5 - 1.52
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (?), a=1.51, b=1.51, bire=0.0000.

Calculated Properties of Chlorartinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.91 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Chlorartinite =1.87 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEChlorartinite = 1.69 barns/electron
U=PEChlorartinite x rElectron Density= 3.24 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Chlorartinite is Not Radioactive

Chlorartinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16b.03.01.02 (16b)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.03)where Am Bn (XO3)p Zq � x(H2O), (m+n):p = 2:1
  (16b.03.01)Dana Group
16b.03.01.01 Artinite Mg2(CO3)(OH)2•3(H2O) C 2 or C 2/m Mono
16b.03.01.02 Chlorartinite! Mg2(CO3)Cl(OH)•3(H2O) R 3c (?) 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.DA.10 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.D - Carbonates with Additional Anions, with H2O
  05.DA -With medium-sized cations
05.DA.10 Artinite Mg2(CO3)(OH)2•3(H2O) C 2 or C 2/m Mono
05.DA.10 Chlorartinite! Mg2(CO3)Cl(OH)•3(H2O) R 3c (?) 3m

Other Chlorartinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(Min.Mag.,Vol.61,p732,1997) OPTIC PROP.(MinRec)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Chlorartinite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: 16b.03.01.02 Strunz No: 05.DA.10





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