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General Dypingite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 485.65 gm
   Magnesium  25.02 %  Mg   41.50 % MgO
   Hydrogen    2.49 %  H    22.26 % H2O
   Carbon      9.89 %  C    36.25 % CO2
   Oxygen     62.59 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product in serpentines.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Dypingdal serpentine-magnesite deposit, Snarum, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dypingite + Pronunciation Say DYPINGITE

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Comments: White spherical aggregates of dypingite on matrix.
Location: Jeremias Glück Mine (Fairy Grotto), Garnsdorf, Saalfeld, Thuringia, Germany. Scale: Picture size 4 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Dypingite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6848:1:0.397
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 16.3, b = 23.8, c = 9.45, Z = 8; beta = 90° V = 3,666.03 Den(Calc)= 1.76
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: Unk.
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.6(1), 5.86(0.9), 6.34(0.6),

Physical Properties of Dypingite

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.15
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Globular - Spherical, or nearly so, rounded forms (e.g. wavellite).
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent and phosphorescent, Short UV=gray blue, Long UV=light blue.
Help on Luster: Luster: Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Dypingite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.236 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2905,KPDmeas= 0.2378,KC= 0.2351
Ncalc = 1.41 - 1.51
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.508, b=1.51, g=1.516, bire=0.0080
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): colorless.

Calculated Properties of Dypingite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.20 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Dypingite =2.15 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEDypingite = 0.75 barns/electron
U=PEDypingite x rElectron Density= 1.65 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Dypingite is Not Radioactive

Dypingite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16b.07.02.01 (16b)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.07)Dana Type
  (16b.07.02)Dana Group
16b.07.02.01 Dypingite Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5(H2O) Unk. Mono
16b.07.02.02 Giorgiosite Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5(H2O) ? Mono
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.DA.05 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.D - Carbonates with Additional Anions, with H2O
  05.DA -With medium-sized cations
05.DA.05 Dypingite Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5(H2O) Unk. Mono
05.DA.05 Giorgiosite Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5(H2O) ? Mono
05.DA.05 Hydromagnesite Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•4(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
05.DA.05 Widgiemoolthalite (Ni,Mg)5(CO3)4(OH)2•4-5(H2O) P 21/c 2/m

Other Dypingite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana;Collectors Book of Fluorescent Minerals) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Dypingite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: 16b.07.02.01 Strunz No: 05.DA.05





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