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General Connellite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu19Cl4(SO4)(OH)32•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,043.53 gm
   Copper    59.08 %  Cu   73.96 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.87 %  H    16.75 % H2O
   Sulfur     1.57 %  S     3.92 % SO3
   Chlorine   6.94 %  Cl    6.94 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.57 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    30.53 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu19Cl4(SO4)(OH)32•3(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Scottish chemist, A. Conell (1794-1863).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Connellite + Pronunciation Say CONNELLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Ceruleofibrite
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  Connellite

Comments: Blue acicular crystals of connellite.
Location: Deep Creek Mountains, Tooele County, Utah, USA. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Connellite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.57667
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 15.78, c = 9.1, Z = 2; V = 1,962.39 Den(Calc)= 3.46
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6 m2) Space Group: P 62c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.29(1), 8(1), 13.7(1),
 

Physical Properties of Connellite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Blue green, Light blue.
Help on Density: Density: 3.4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: light blue green
 

Optical Properties of Connellite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): none.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): none.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.031 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.013 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2143,KPDmeas= 0.2181,KC= 0.2115
Ncalc = 1.72 - 1.73
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.724-1.738, e=1.746-1.758, bire=0.0200-0.0220.
 

Calculated Properties of Connellite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.34 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Connellite =3.46 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.000267062
Boson Index = 0.999732938
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEConnellite = 26.41 barns/electron
U=PEConnellite x rElectron Density= 88.10 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Connellite is Not Radioactive
 

Connellite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 31.01.01.01 (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.01)where (A+ B++)m (XO4)p Zq�x(H2O), where m:p>6:1
  (31.01.01)Dana Group
 
31.01.01.01 Connellite Cu19Cl4(SO4)(OH)32•3(H2O) P 62c 6 m2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.DA.25 03 - HALIDES
  03.D - Oxyhalides, Hydroxyhalides and Related Double Halides
  03.DA -With Cu, etc., without Pb
 
03.DA.25 Buttgenbachite Cu19Cl4(NO3)2(OH)32•2(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.DA.25 Connellite Cu19Cl4(SO4)(OH)32•3(H2O) P 62c 6 m2
 

Other Connellite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Connellite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
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
17 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Cu19Cl4(SO4)(OH)32•3(H2O)
Dana No: 31.01.01.01 Strunz No: 03.DA.25
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