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Chudobaite Mineral Data

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General Chudobaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Zn)5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2•10(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 953.87 gm
   Magnesium   6.88 %  Mg   11.41 % MgO
   Zinc       15.77 %  Zn   19.62 % ZnO
   Arsenic    31.42 %  As   48.19 % As2O5
   Hydrogen    2.32 %  H    20.78 % H2O
   Oxygen     43.61 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2.7Zn2.3(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2•10(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Deep oxidation zone of a dolostone-hosted hydrothermal polymetallic ore deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1960
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name for Karl Franz Chudoba (1898-1915), Professor of Mineralogy, University of Bonn, Germany.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 267
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Chudobaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.743:1:0.6332
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.944, b = 10.691, c = 6.77, Z = 1; alpha = 80.97°, beta = 84.2°, gamma = 81.85° V = 559.23 Den(Calc)= 2.83
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.163(1), 2.979(0.9), 3.44(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Chudobaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Very Good, {100} Good
Help on Color: Color: Pink, Rose, White, Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 2.94
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Chudobaite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.021 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.061 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2148,KPDmeas= 0.2068,KC= 0.2025
Ncalc = 1.57 - 1.6
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.583, b=1.608, g=1.633, bire=0.0500, 2V(Calc)=88, 2V(Meas)=79.
 

Calculated Properties of Chudobaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.86 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Chudobaite =2.94 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEChudobaite = 28.92 barns/electron
U=PEChudobaite x rElectron Density= 82.62 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Chudobaite is Not Radioactive
 

Chudobaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 39.02.06.01 (39)Hydrated Acid Phosphates, etc
  (39.02)H2 (AB)5 (XO4)4 � x(H2O)
  (39.02.06)Dana Group
 
39.02.06.01 Chudobaite (Mg,Zn)5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2•10(H2O) P1 1
 
39.02.06.02 Geigerite Mn5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2•10(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.CE.05 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.C - Phosphates without Additional Anions, with H2O
  08.CE -With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O � 1:2.5
 
08.CE.05 Chudobaite (Mg,Zn)5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2•10(H2O) P1 1
 
08.CE.05 Geigerite Mn5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2•10(H2O) P1 1
 

Other Chudobaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(AntBidBlaNic4) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Chudobaite :
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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Chudobaite

(Mg,Zn)5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2•10(H2O)
Dana No: 39.02.06.01 Strunz No: 08.CE.05
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