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General Georgeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++5(CO3)3(OH)4•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 639.86 gm
   Copper    49.66 %  Cu   62.16 % CuO
   Hydrogen   2.21 %  H    19.71 % H2O
   Carbon     5.63 %  C    20.63 % CO2
   Oxygen    42.51 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      102.50 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5(CO3)3(OH)2•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Amorphous analog of malachite. Weathered tremolitic rock that contains disseminated copper and iron sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Carr Boyd mine, 100 km N of Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for George Herbert Payne (1912-1989), past chief of the mineral division, Western Australian Government Chemical Laboratories.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Georgeite + Pronunciation Say GEORGEITE
 

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  Georgeite

Comments: Pale blue crusts of georgeite with dark green atacamite.
Location: Carr-Boyd Nickel Mine, Western Australia, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Georgeite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Amorphous- No Crystals
 

Physical Properties of Georgeite

Help on Color: Color: Light blue.
Help on Density: Density: 2.55
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Subopaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1-2 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Dull
Help on Streak: Streak: light blue
 

Optical Properties of Georgeite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.076 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.2325,KC= 0.2162
Ncalc = 1.55
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.593.
 

Calculated Properties of Georgeite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.49 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Georgeite =2.55 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0008267926
Boson Index = 0.9991732074
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGeorgeite = 21.50 barns/electron
U=PEGeorgeite x rElectron Density= 53.65 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Georgeite is Not Radioactive
 

Georgeite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16a.03.03.01 (16a)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16a.03)where (A B)2 (XO3) Zq
  (16a.03.03)Dana Group
 
16a.03.03.01 Georgeite Cu5(CO3)3(OH)4•6(H2O) None
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.BA.10 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.B - Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
  05.BA -With Cu, Co, Ni, Zn, Mg, Mn
 
05.BA.10 Nullaginite Ni2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/m,P 21 Mono
 
05.BA.10 Georgeite Cu5(CO3)3(OH)4•6(H2O) None
 
05.BA.10 Malachite Cu2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
 
05.BA.10 Glaukosphaerite (Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
 
05.BA.10 Mcguinnessite (Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2 P 2/a or P 21/a 2/m
 
05.BA.10 Kolwezite (Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2 P1 or P1 Tri
 
05.BA.10 Pokrovskite Mg2(CO3)(OH)2•0.5(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
 
05.BA.10 Rosasite (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
 
05.BA.10 Zincrosasite (Zn,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
 
05.BA.10 Chukanovite! Fe2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
 

Other Georgeite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) 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 Georgeite :
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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Georgeite

Cu++5(CO3)3(OH)4•6(H2O)
Dana No: 16a.03.03.01 Strunz No: 05.BA.10
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