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Clinobisvanite Mineral Data

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General Clinobisvanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BiVO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 323.92 gm
   Vanadium  15.73 %  V    28.07 % V2O5
   Bismuth   64.52 %  Bi   71.93 % Bi2O3
   Oxygen    19.76 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi(VO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Accessory mineral in pegmatites, as an oxidization product of other bismuth minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Yinnietharra Station, Western Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the mineral�s monoclinic crystal system, and BISmuth and VANadium in its composition.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31549
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Comments: Numerous yellow to yellowish-orange sub-mm crystals of clinobisvanite on matrix.
Location: Linka Mine, Lander County, Nevada, USA. Scale: 2.2 x 2.5 cm.
© John Veevaert

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Comments: Deep yellow platy crystals of clinobisvanite to less than 0.2mm.
Location: Linka mine, Lander Co., Nevada, USA. Scale: Picture size 0.5 cm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Clinobisvanite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4439:1:0.4351
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.195, b = 11.701, c = 5.092, Z = 4; beta = 89.62° V = 309.52 Den(Calc)= 6.95
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: I2/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.095(1), 3.082(0.95), 3.12(0.3),

Physical Properties of Clinobisvanite

Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Orange.
Help on Density: Density: 6.95

Optical Properties of Clinobisvanite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.43 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2055) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.43 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2055) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Clinobisvanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.92 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Clinobisvanite =6.95 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0004886448
Boson Index = 0.9995113552
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEClinobisvanite =1,221.91 barns/electron
U=PEClinobisvanite x rElectron Density=7,235.99 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Clinobisvanite is Not Radioactive

Clinobisvanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (38)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.04)A+ XO4
  (38.04.07)Dana Group Clinobisvanite BiVO4 I2/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.AD.65 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.A - Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
  08.AD -With only large cations
08.AD.65 Clinobisvanite BiVO4 I2/a 2/m

Other Clinobisvanite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Clinobisvanite :
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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