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Coeruleolactite Mineral Data

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General Coeruleolactite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4-5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 817.38 gm
   Calcium      2.94 %  Ca    4.12 % CaO
   Aluminum    19.81 %  Al   37.42 % Al2O3
   Copper       3.11 %  Cu    3.50 % Cu2O
   Phosphorus  15.16 %  P    34.73 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.22 %  H    19.84 % H2O
   Oxygen      56.76 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       99.61 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.6Cu0.4Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In brown iron ore (Bog iron).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1871
Help on Locality: Locality: Rindsberg mine, near Katzenelnbogin, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "blue" and "milk", for its typical color.

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Comments: Hexagonal green crystal of coeruleolactite with brownish surface coating.
Location: Turquoise Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA. Scale: 12x5x4 mm.
© John Betts - Fine Minerals

Coeruleolactite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7566:1:0.782
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.529, b = 9.951, c = 7.782, Z = 1; alpha = 112.51°, beta = 116.54°, gamma = 68.57° V = 448.54 Den(Calc)= 3.03
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): 2.96(1), 3.7(0.9), 3.48(0.5),

Physical Properties of Coeruleolactite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Milk white, Light blue.
Help on Density: Density: 2.5 - 2.7, Average = 2.6
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Semitransparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Uneven - Uneven fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Cryptocrystalline - Occurs as crystals too small to distinguish with the naked eye.
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Waxy
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Coeruleolactite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.015 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.09 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2051,KPDmeas= 0.2287,KC= 0.2253
Ncalc = 1.56 - 1.65
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.58, b=1.599, g=1.605, bire=0.0250

Calculated Properties of Coeruleolactite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.62 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Coeruleolactite =2.60 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0003155177
Boson Index = 0.9996844823
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECoeruleolactite = 3.01 barns/electron
U=PECoeruleolactite x rElectron Density= 7.88 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Coeruleolactite is Not Radioactive

Coeruleolactite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.09)where (A)3 (XO4)2 Zq � x(H2O)
  (42.09.03)Turquoise Group Turquoise CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1 Coeruleolactite (Ca,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4-5(H2O) P1 1 Faustite (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1 Chalcosiderite CuFe6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1 Aheylite (Fe,Zn)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1 Planerite Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.XX.00 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.XX -Tourquiose Group
08.XX.00 Arsenobismite? Bi2(AsO4)(OH)3 Unk Ortho
08.XX.00 Coeruleolactite (Ca,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4-5(H2O) P1 1
08.XX.00 Cheralite-(Ce)? (Ce,Ca,Th)(P,Si)O4 P 21/n 2/m
08.XX.00 Chernovite-(Ce)* (Ce,Y)(AsO4) I 41/amd 4/m 2/m 2/m
08.XX.00 Kerstenite? PbSeO4(?) P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
08.XX.00 Laubmannite? Fe3Fe6(PO4)4(OH)12 Unk Ortho
08.XX.00 Spodiosite? Ca2(PO4)F Pbcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
08.XX.00 Pseudo-autunite* (H3O)4Ca2(UO2)2(PO4)4•5(H2O)(?) Unk Ortho
08.XX.00 Viseite Ca10Al24(SiO4)6(PO4)7O22F3•72(H2O)(?) I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
08.XX.00 Vanuranylite? (H3O,Ba,Ca,K)1.6(UO2)2V2O8•4(H2O)(?) C 2/c ? 2/m
08.XX.00 Sodium-autunite Na2(UO2)2(PO4)2•8(H2O) P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
08.XX.00 Sodium meta-autunite! Na2(UO2)2(PO4)2•6-8(H2O) P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
08.XX.00 Slavkovite! Cu13(AsO4)6(AsO3OH)4•23(H2O) P1 1
08.XX.00 IMA2000-020! Fe4[AsO3OH]5[AsO2(OH)2]2•20(H2O) Ortho Ortho
08.XX.00 Lewisite! (Ca,Fe,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
08.XX.00 Kamarizaite! Fe3(AsO4)2(OH)3•3H2O Pccm, Pcc2, Pcmm, Pcm21 Ortho
08.XX.00 Lapeyreite! Cu3O[AsO3(OH)]2•H2O C 2/m 2/m
08.XX.00 IMA2008-063 Pb[Zn0.25,[]0.75]Fe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6 C 2/c 2/m
08.XX.00 IMA2009-002! Cu3(AsO4)2 P 21/c 2/m
08.XX.00 IMA2009-005 (Y,Ca,REE)5[(Si,P)O4]3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
08.XX.00 IMA2009-016 Cu4H(AsO4)2(OH)3•H2O P1 1

Other Coeruleolactite 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 Coeruleolactite :
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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