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General Gananite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BiF3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 265.98 gm
   Bismuth   78.57 %  Bi   87.59 % Bi2O3
   Fluorine  21.43 %  F    21.43 % F
               -   %   F    -9.02 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BiF3
Help on Environment: Environment: In wolframite-bearing quartz veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Ganan area, Laikeng district, southern Jiangxi Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gananite Say GANANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24522
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Gananite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.825, Z = 4; V = 197.65 Den(Calc)= 8.94
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hextetrahedral H-M Symbol (4 3m) Space Group: P 43m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.37(1), 2.057(0.9), 1.756(0.8),

Physical Properties of Gananite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Brown, Black, Greenish black.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Subtranslucent to Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Irregular Grains - Occurs as splotchy, anhedral crystals forming inclusions in other minerals or rocks.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous - Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: dark gray

Optical Properties of Gananite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Gananite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 407 nm   11.08   
 435 nm   12.31 
 546 nm   12.73 
 591 nm   12.92 
 621 nm   12.96 
 647 nm   13.27 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Gananite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Gananite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.39 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Gananite =8.94 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 7.8571265E-7
Boson Index = 0.9999992143
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGananite =1,528.81 barns/electron
U=PEGananite x rElectron Density=11305.05 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Gananite is Not Radioactive

Gananite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (09)Anhydrous and Hydrated Halides
  (09.03)Dana Type
  (09.03.05)Dana Group Gananite BiF3 P 43m 4 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.AC.20 03 - HALIDES
  03.A - Simple Halides, Without H2O
  03.AC -M:X = 1:3
03.AC.20 Gananite BiF3 P 43m 4 3m

Other Gananite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.73,p1494,1988) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic3)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Gananite :
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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