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Furongite Mineral Data

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General Furongite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al2(UO2)(PO4)3(OH)2•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 787.04 gm
   Uranium     30.24 %  U    34.31 % UO2
   Aluminum     6.86 %  Al   12.96 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  11.81 %  P    27.05 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.31 %  H    20.60 % H2O
   Oxygen      48.79 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       94.92 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al2(UO2)(PO4)3(OH)2•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidation zone of a uranium deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Undefined locality in western Hunan Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from a poetic name for Hunan Province, China.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Furongite + Pronunciation Say FURONGITE
 

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  Furongite

Comments: Pale yellow crystalline furongite.
Location: Furong Lin, Ling Wu, Western Hunan Province, China. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Furongite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.2602:1:0.8589
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 17.87, b = 14.18, c = 12.18, Z = 7; alpha = 67.8°, beta = 77.5°, gamma = 79.9° V = 2,746.61 Den(Calc)= 3.33
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.2(1), 8.62(0.8), 4.31(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Furongite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect, {???} Perfect, {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Light yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 2.82 - 2.9, Average = 2.86
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=strong pale yellow green.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow white
 

Optical Properties of Furongite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.086 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.059 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1701,KPDmeas= 0.1963,KC= 0.1807
Ncalc = 1.51 - 1.6
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.543-1.549, b=1.564-1.567, g=1.57-1.575, bire=0.0260-0.0270
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): colorless.
 

Calculated Properties of Furongite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.13 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Furongite =3.30 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0024151737
Boson Index = 0.9975848263
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFurongite = 724.79 barns/electron
U=PEFurongite x relectron=2,267.07 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 2,443,468.10 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Furongite per GRapi unit = 409.25 (PPB)

Furongite is Radioactive as defined in 49 CFR 173.403. Greater than 70 Bq / gram.

Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 10 cm box) 12.45 ± 3.11 grams of pure Furongite .
Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 100 cm box) 1244.8 ±311.20 grams of pure Furongite .

Estimated Radioactivity from Furongite - very strong
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 8.33 cm 54,135,846 1.46E-03 2,443,468.10 803.33
100 gm / 3.87 cm 5,413,585 1.46E-04 244,346.81 80.33
10 gm / 1.80 cm 541,358 1.46E-05 24,434.68 8.03
1 gm / 8.33 mm 54,136 1.46E-06 2,443.47 0.80
0.1 gm / 3.87 mm 5,414 1.46E-07 244.35 0.08
0.01 gm / 1.80 mm 541 1.46E-08 24.43 0.01
0.001 gm / 0.83 mm 54 1.46E-09 2.44 0.00

Weight of pure Furongite in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 3.30 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem
 

Furongite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 42.11.20.01 (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.11)where (AB)4 (XO4)3 Zq � x(H2O)
  (42.11.20)Dana Group
 
42.11.20.01 Furongite Al2(UO2)(PO4)3(OH)2•8(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.EB.50 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.E - Uranyl Phosphates and Arsenates
  08.EB -UO2:RO4 = 1:1
 
08.EB.50 Furongite Al2(UO2)(PO4)3(OH)2•8(H2O) P1 1
 

Other Furongite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990;dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Furongite :
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
15 - Uranium Minerals

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Furongite

Al2(UO2)(PO4)3(OH)2•8(H2O)
Dana No: 42.11.20.01 Strunz No: 08.EB.50
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