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Colimaite Mineral Data

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General Colimaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K3VS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 296.49 gm
   Potassium  38.90 %  K
   Sodium      0.47 %  Na
   Vanadium   17.70 %  V
   Sulfur     42.94 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2.95Na0.06V5+1.03S3.97
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic fumaroles.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Proposed IMA 2007
Help on Locality: Locality: Colima volcano, Colima State, Mexico Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-045

Colimaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.8598:1:0.8592
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.138, b = 10.627, c = 9.131, Z = 4; V = 886.71 Den(Calc)= 2.22
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P nma
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.799(1), 2.676(0.8), 3.464(0.77),2.787(0.75), 2.926(0.7), 3.229(0.66), 3.237(0.57), 2.89(0.52),

Calculated Properties of Colimaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.16 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Colimaite =2.22 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0037093194
Boson Index = 0.9962906806
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEColimaite = 9.58 barns/electron
U=PEColimaite x relectron= 20.66 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 544.91 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Colimaite per GRapi unit =1,835.17 (PPM)

Estimated Radioactivity from Colimaite - mild
Curies (Ci)
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 9.51 cm 11,787 3.19E-07 544.91 0.18
100 gm / 4.41 cm 1,179 3.19E-08 54.49 0.02
10 gm / 2.05 cm 118 3.19E-09 5.45 0.00
1 gm / 9.51 mm 12 3.19E-10 0.54 0.00
0.1 gm / 4.41 mm 1 3.19E-11 0.05 0.00
0.01 gm / 2.05 mm 0 3.19E-12 0.01 0.00
0.001 gm / 0.95 mm 0 3.19E-13 0.00 0.00

Weight of pure Colimaite in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 2.22 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem

Colimaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfide Minerals
  (02.00)Without Dana Classification Numbers
  (02.00.00)Sulfide Argentite* Ag2S I m3m 4/m 3 2/m Bayankhanite? Cu6HgS4 Unk Hex Bismutoplagionite* 5PbS.4Bi2S3 Unk Ortho Bravoite? (Fe,Ni,Co)S2 P a3 2/m 3 Colimaite K3VS4 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m Dayingite* CuCoPtS4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Dilithium* Li2Te P 222 2 2 2 Dzhezkazganite* (Pb,Cu,Rh)S2(?) P a3? 2/m 3 Ferdisilicite* FeSi2 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Fersilicite* FeSi P 213 2 3 Horobetsuite* (Bi,Sb)2S3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Horomanite Fe6Ni3S8 P 4/mmm 4mm Imgreite? NiTe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Iridisite* (Ir,Cu,Rh,Ni,Pt)S2 Unk Cubic Isochalcopyrite? Cu8Fe9S16 Unk Cubic Jaipurite* CoS P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Kitaibelite? Ag10PbBi30S51 Mono ? Mono Kurilite? (Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S) P m3n,P 43n Cubic Plumosite* Pb2Sb2S5 Mono Protojoseite* Bi4TeS2(?) R 3m 3 2/m Samaniite Cu2Fe5Ni2S8 P 41/mmm 4mm Stibioenargite* Cu3(Sb,As)S4 Unk Ortho Sztrokayite* Bi3TeS2 Trig ? Trig Volfsonite* Cu10CuFeFe2Sn3S16 P 42m-,P 4212 Tetra
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.FB.25 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.F - Sulfides of Arsenic, Alkalies; Sulfides with Halide, Oxide, Hydroxide, H2O
  02.FB -With Alkalies (without Cl, etc.)
02.FB.25 Colimaite K3VS4 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Colimaite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Colimaite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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