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Frankdicksonite Mineral Data

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General Frankdicksonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaF2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 175.32 gm
   Barium    78.33 %  Ba   87.45 % BaO
   Fluorine  21.67 %  F    21.67 % F
               -   %   F    -9.13 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaF2
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal origin, encased in quartz veinlets cutting a gold deposit in silicified carbonaceous arsenic-rich limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Carlin mine, 50 km northwest of Elko, Lynn district, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Frank Wilson Dickson (1922- ), Professor of Geochemistry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Frankdicksonite + Pronunciation Say FRANKDICKSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64717
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Comments: Cubic crystals of frankdicksonite. AmMin v59:885.
Location: Carlin gold deposit, Eureka County, Nevada, USA. Scale: See Image.
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Frankdicksonite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.1964, Z = 4; V = 237.91 Den(Calc)= 4.89
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.581(1), 2.191(0.56), 1.87(0.47),

Physical Properties of Frankdicksonite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {111} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 4.89
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Frankdicksonite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.475.

Calculated Properties of Frankdicksonite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.13 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Frankdicksonite =4.89 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.13
Boson Index = 0.87
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFrankdicksonite = 372.02 barns/electron
U=PEFrankdicksonite x rElectron Density=1,535.66 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Frankdicksonite is Not Radioactive

Frankdicksonite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (09)Anhydrous and Hydrated Halides
  (09.02)where A (X)2
  (09.02.01)Fluorite Group Fluorite CaF2 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Frankdicksonite BaF2 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Tveitite-(Y) Ca1-xYxF2x,x~0.3 Unk Mono IMA2009-014 SrF2 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.AB.25 03 - HALIDES
  03.A - Simple Halides, Without H2O
  03.AB -M:X = 1:2
03.AB.25 Fluorite CaF2 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
03.AB.25 Frankdicksonite BaF2 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Frankdicksonite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) 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 Frankdicksonite :
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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