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General Flagstaffite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C10H22O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 190.28 gm
   Hydrogen  11.65 %  H   104.14 % H2O
   Carbon    63.12 %  C
   Oxygen    25.22 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      104.14 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C10H22O3
Help on Environment: Environment: From fossil logs.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
Help on Locality: Locality: San Francisco Peaks, North of Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Flagstaffite + Pronunciation Say FLAGSTAFFITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: cis terpin hydrate

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Comments: Colorless transparent microcrystal fragment of flagstaffite.
Location: San Francisco Mountains, near Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Flagstaffite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.8086:1:0.4721
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 18.6, b = 23, c = 10.86, Z = 16; V = 4,645.91 Den(Calc)= 1.09
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: F dd2
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.93(1), 7.19(0.5), 8.76(0.5),

Physical Properties of Flagstaffite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Yellowish white.
Help on Density: Density: 1.09
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Flagstaffite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.331 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.331 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.4713,KPDmeas= 0.4713,KC= 0.3541
Ncalc = 1.39
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.505, b=1.512, g=1.524, bire=0.0190, 2V(Calc)=76, 2V(Meas)=77.

Calculated Properties of Flagstaffite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.21 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Flagstaffite =1.09 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0070819579
Boson Index = 0.9929180421
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFlagstaffite = 0.19 barns/electron
U=PEFlagstaffite x rElectron Density= 0.23 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Flagstaffite is Not Radioactive

Flagstaffite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (50)Salts of Organic Acids
  (50.04)with miscellaneous formulae
  (50.04.03)Dana Group Flagstaffite C10H22O3 F dd2 mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 10.CA.10 10 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  10.C - Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
  10.CA -Miscellaneous Organic Materials
10.CA.10 Flagstaffite C10H22O3 F dd2 mm2

Other Flagstaffite Information

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