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Chlorophoenicite Mineral Data

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General Chlorophoenicite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn,Mg)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 980.21 gm
   Magnesium   7.44 %  Mg   12.34 % MgO
   Manganese  16.81 %  Mn   21.71 % MnO
   Zinc       26.68 %  Zn   33.21 % ZnO
   Arsenic    15.29 %  As   23.45 % As2O5
   Hydrogen    1.13 %  H    10.11 % H2O
   Oxygen     32.64 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.82 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+2.25Mg2.25Mg0.75Mn2+0.75Zn2(AsO4)(OH)5.5O0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary cracks through franklinite ores in a metamorphosed stratiform zinc orebody.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
Help on Locality: Locality: Franklin and Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for green and purple-red, alluding to the mineral�s colors in natural and artificial light.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Chlorophoenicite + Pronunciation Say CHLOROPHOENICITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24432
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Comments: Clear tabular crystals of chlorophoenicite.
Location: Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. Scale: Size Not Given.
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Chlorophoenicite Crystallography

Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.642(1), 3.71(0.7), 3.11(0.5),6.87(0.5), 2.99(0.4), 1.758(0.3), 1.822(0.2),
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Forms: ( 2 0 3) ( 1 1 1) ( 1 0 6) ( 1 0 2) ( 1 0 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Chlorophoenicite

Help on Color: Color: Grayish green, Purplish red.

Optical Properties of Chlorophoenicite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.01 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.184 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2276,KPDmeas= 0.1943,KC= 0.1923
Ncalc = 1.58 - 1.68

Calculated Properties of Chlorophoenicite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.39 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Chlorophoenicite =3.55 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEChlorophoenicite = 28.26 barns/electron
U=PEChlorophoenicite x rElectron Density= 95.81 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Chlorophoenicite is Not Radioactive

Chlorophoenicite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.01)where (A++)m (XO4)p Zq, with m:p>4:1
  (41.01.01)Phoenicite Group Chlorophoenicite (Mn,Mg)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6 C 2/m 2/m Magnesiochlorophoenicite (Mg,Mn)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6 C 2/m 2/m Jarosewichite Mn3Mn(AsO4)(OH)6 C 222,C mm2,C 2m2(/n) Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BE.35 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BE -With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 2:1
08.BE.35 Chlorophoenicite (Mn,Mg)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6 C 2/m 2/m
08.BE.35 Magnesiochlorophoenicite (Mg,Mn)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6 C 2/m 2/m

Other Chlorophoenicite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Chlorophoenicite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - Franklin Minerals(Palache)
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info

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