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General Deloryite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 946.13 gm
   Uranium     25.16 %  U    28.54 % UO2
   Copper      26.87 %  Cu   33.63 % CuO
   Molybdenum  20.28 %  Mo   30.43 % MoO3
   Hydrogen     0.64 %  H     5.71 % H2O
   Oxygen      27.06 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       98.31 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized portion of a uranium deposit in sandstone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: Cap Garonne mine, near le Pradet, Var, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jean Claude Delory (1953- ), French mineral collector and land surveyor, Toulon, France, who collected the first specimens.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Deloryite + Pronunciation Say DELORYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 81555
  IMA1990-037
  PDF 47-1818
 

Deloryite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =3.2444:1:0.9046
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 19.83, b = 6.112, c = 5.529, Z = 2; beta = 103.9° V = 650.50 Den(Calc)= 4.83
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.1(1), 3.734(0.9), 4.815(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Deloryite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Dark green, Black.
Help on Density: Density: 4.9
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Subopaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Greasy
Help on Streak: Streak: green
 

Optical Properties of Deloryite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.071 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.086 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1925,KPDmeas= 0.1898,KC= 0.1772
Ncalc = 1.86 - 1.87
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.9, b=1.93, g=1.96, bire=0.0600, 2V(Calc)=88, 2V(Meas)=90.
 

Calculated Properties of Deloryite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.41 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Deloryite =4.90 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.05
Boson Index = 0.95
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEDeloryite = 680.85 barns/electron
U=PEDeloryite x relectron=3,004.26 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 1,931,081.19 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Deloryite per GRapi unit = 517.84 (PPB)

Deloryite is Radioactive as defined in 49 CFR 173.403. Greater than 70 Bq / gram.

Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 10 cm box) 15.75 ± 3.94 grams of pure Deloryite .
Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 100 cm box) 1575.1 ±393.78 grams of pure Deloryite .

Estimated Radioactivity from Deloryite - very strong
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 7.30 cm 45,033,062 1.22E-03 1,931,081.19 634.88
100 gm / 3.39 cm 4,503,306 1.22E-04 193,108.12 63.49
10 gm / 1.57 cm 450,331 1.22E-05 19,310.81 6.35
1 gm / 7.30 mm 45,033 1.22E-06 1,931.08 0.63
0.1 gm / 3.39 mm 4,503 1.22E-07 193.11 0.06
0.01 gm / 1.57 mm 450 1.22E-08 19.31 0.01
0.001 gm / 0.73 mm 45 1.22E-09 1.93 0.00

Weight of pure Deloryite in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 4.90 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
 

Deloryite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 48.03.04.01 (48)Anhydrous Molybdates and Tungstates
  (48.03)(Basic Anhydrous)
  (48.03.04)Dana Group
 
48.03.04.01 Deloryite Cu4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6 C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.FL.85 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)
  04.FL -Hydroxides with H2O � (OH); sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
04.FL.85 Deloryite Cu4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6 C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Deloryite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(37th List of New Min.,Min. Mag.,1996) OPTIC PROP.(37th List of New Min.,Min. Mag.,19)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Deloryite :
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
15 - Uranium Minerals

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Deloryite

Cu++4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6
Dana No: 48.03.04.01 Strunz No: 04.FL.85
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