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General Duttonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: V++++O(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 100.96 gm
   Vanadium  50.46 %  V    82.16 % VO2
   Hydrogen   2.00 %  H    17.84 % H2O
   Oxygen    47.54 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: V4+O(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral formed by the low-temperature hydrothermal alteration of vanadium-bearing minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: Peanut mine, Bull Canyon area, Uravan district, Montrose Co., Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Clarence Edward Dutton (1841-1912), American geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, an early worker on the Colorado Plateau.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Duttonite + Pronunciation Say DUTTONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16727
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Duttonite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =2.2278:1:1.5088
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.8, b = 3.95, c = 5.96, Z = 4; beta = 90.67° V = 207.16 Den(Calc)= 3.24
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: I2/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.4(1), 3.61(0.85), 1.838(0.21),

Physical Properties of Duttonite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Light brown.
Help on Density: Density: 3.24
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail

Optical Properties of Duttonite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.24 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.3835) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.24 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.3835) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Duttonite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.15 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Duttonite =3.24 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0014926888
Boson Index = 0.9985073112
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEDuttonite = 9.59 barns/electron
U=PEDuttonite x rElectron Density= 30.15 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Duttonite is Not Radioactive

Duttonite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.02)where X++ (OH)2
  (06.02.07)Dana Group Duttonite VO(OH)2 I2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.HE.35 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.H - V[5,6] Vanadates
  04.HE -Phyllovanadates
04.HE.35 Duttonite VO(OH)2 I2/c 2/m

Other Duttonite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Duttonite :
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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Dana No: Strunz No: 04.HE.35