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Ferruccite Mineral Data

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General Ferruccite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaBF4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 109.79 gm
   Sodium    20.94 %  Na   28.23 % Na2O
   Boron      9.85 %  B    31.70 % B2O3
   Fluorine  69.22 %  F    69.22 % F
               -   %   F   -29.14 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaBF4
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvio (Vesuvius), Napoli, Campania, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ferruccio Zambonini.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferruccite + Pronunciation Say FERRUCCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 36067
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  Ferruccite   Avogadrite

Comments: Very small, white crystals of ferrite on massive, yellowish avogadrite.
Location: Vesuvius, Naples, Naples province, Campania, Italy. Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
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Ferruccite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0912:1:1.0832
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.82, b = 6.25, c = 6.77, Z = 4; V = 288.57 Den(Calc)= 2.53
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: C mcm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.39(1), 3.41(0.85), 2.31(0.4),

Physical Properties of Ferruccite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Good, {010} Good, {001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.496
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Ferruccite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.301, b=1.3012, g=1.3068, bire=0.0058, 2V(Calc)=22, 2V(Meas)=11.417.

Calculated Properties of Ferruccite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.40 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Ferruccite =2.53 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFerruccite = 0.78 barns/electron
U=PEFerruccite x rElectron Density= 1.86 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Ferruccite is Not Radioactive

Ferruccite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (11)Halide Complexes; Alumino-fluorides
  (11.02)where (A)m B (X)4
  (11.02.03)Dana Group Ferruccite NaBF4 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.CA.05 03 - HALIDES
  03.C - Complex Halides
  03.CA -Borofluorides
03.CA.05 Ferruccite NaBF4 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Ferruccite Information

Help on References: References: 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 Ferruccite :
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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