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Germanocolusite Mineral Data

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General Germanocolusite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu13V(Ge,As)3S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,609.66 gm
   Vanadium    3.16 %  V
   Copper     51.32 %  Cu
   Germanium  10.15 %  Ge
   Arsenic     3.49 %  As
   Sulfur     31.87 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu13V5+Ge2.25As0.75S16
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: Urup, northern Caucasus, Russia; Maykain, northeastern Kazakhstan; Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1992 for its relationship to colusite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Germanocolusite + Pronunciation Say GERMANOCOLUSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1991-044
 

Germanocolusite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.568, Z = 1; V = 1,180.26 Den(Calc)= 2.26
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hextetrahedral H-M Symbol (4 3m) Space Group: P 43n
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.05(1), 1.87(0.5), 2.64(0.4),
 

Physical Properties of Germanocolusite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Grayish yellow, Greenish yellow, Olive yellow, Cream yellow.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5-5 - Near Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Calculated Properties of Germanocolusite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.11 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Germanocolusite =2.26 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGermanocolusite = 34.15 barns/electron
U=PEGermanocolusite x rElectron Density= 72.19 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Germanocolusite is Not Radioactive
 

Germanocolusite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.01.01.02 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.01)where z/y > 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.01.01)Colusite Group (Isometric: P-43n) with Cu and V
 
03.01.01.01 Colusite Cu12-13V(As,Sb,Sn,Ge)3S16 P 43n 4 3m
 
03.01.01.02 Germanocolusite Cu13V(Ge,As)3S16 P 43n 4 3m
 
03.01.01.03 Nekrasovite Cu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32 P 43n 4 3m
 
03.01.01.04 Stibiocolusite Cu13V(Sb,As,Sn)3S16 P 43n 4 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CB.30 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CB -With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, Au, etc
 
02.CB.30 Colusite Cu12-13V(As,Sb,Sn,Ge)3S16 P 43n 4 3m
 
02.CB.30 Germanite Cu26Fe4Ge4S32 P 43n 4 3m
 
02.CB.30 Germanocolusite Cu13V(Ge,As)3S16 P 43n 4 3m
 
02.CB.30 Nekrasovite Cu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32 P 43n 4 3m
 
02.CB.30 Stibiocolusite Cu13V(Sb,As,Sn)3S16 P 43n 4 3m
 
02.CB.30 Maikainite! Cu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32 P 43n 4 3m
 
02.CB.30 Ovamboite! Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32 P 43n 4 3m
 

Other Germanocolusite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(37th List of New Min.,Min. Mag.,1996)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Germanocolusite :
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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Germanocolusite

Cu13V(Ge,As)3S16
Dana No: 03.01.01.02 Strunz No: 02.CB.30
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