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Danbaite Mineral Data

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General Danbaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuZn2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 194.33 gm
   Zinc    67.30 %  Zn
   Copper  32.70 %  Cu
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuZn2
Help on Environment: Environment: In a Cu-Ni deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Danba, Sichuan Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Danbaite Say DANBAITE

Danbaite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.762, Z = 12; V = 467.65 Den(Calc)= 8.28
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.0803(1), 1.3732(0.4), 2.1574(0.4),

Physical Properties of Danbaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Gray white, Silver white.
Help on Density: Density: 7.36
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Habit: Habit: Spherical - Spherical, rounded aggregates.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Danbaite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: White with a milky blue tint, slightly yellowish compared to chromium.

Calculated Properties of Danbaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.58 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Danbaite =8.28 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEDanbaite = 50.00 barns/electron
U=PEDanbaite x rElectron Density= 379.25 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Danbaite is Not Radioactive

Danbaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.06)Dana Group Brass* Cu3Zn2 Unk Cubic Danbaite CuZn2 Unk Cubic Zhanghengite (Cu,Zn,Fe,Al,Cr) I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AB.10b 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AB -Zinc-brass family (Cu-Zn alloys)
01.AB.10b Danbaite CuZn2 Unk Cubic
01.AB.10b Tongxinite* Cu2Zn Unk Cubic

Other Danbaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Danbaite :
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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