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Glaucocerinite Mineral Data

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General Glaucocerinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Cu)5Al3(SO4)1.5(OH)16•9(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 982.56 gm
   Aluminum   8.24 %  Al   15.57 % Al2O3
   Zinc      19.97 %  Zn   24.85 % ZnO
   Copper    12.93 %  Cu   16.19 % CuO
   Hydrogen   3.49 %  H    31.17 % H2O
   Sulfur     4.90 %  S    12.22 % SO3
   Oxygen    50.48 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn3Cu2Al3(SO4)1.5(OH)16•9(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Ancient lead slags.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
Help on Locality: Locality: Laurium, Greece. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "blue" and "waxlike".
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Glaucocerinite + Pronunciation Say GLAUCOCERINITE

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Comments: Botryoidal crust of blue glaucocerinite.
Location: Mina Serpieri, Laurium, Attiki, Greece. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Glaucocerinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:10.63788
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.057, c = 32.52, Z = 0.375; V = 263.19 Den(Calc)= 2.32
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal Space Group: Unk (HEX-R)
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.9(1), 5.45(0.9), 3.63(0.8),

Physical Properties of Glaucocerinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: White, Sky blue, Gray, Greenish, Brownish.
Help on Density: Density: 2.4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Nodular - Tuberose forms having irregular protuberances over the surface.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1 - Talc
Help on Luster: Luster: Waxy
Help on Streak: Streak: bluish white

Optical Properties of Glaucocerinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.015 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.05 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2379,KPDmeas= 0.23,KC= 0.2266
Ncalc = 1.53 - 1.54
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.54, b=1.554, g=1.562, bire=0.0220, 2V(Calc)=72, 2V(Meas)=60.

Calculated Properties of Glaucocerinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.41 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Glaucocerinite =2.40 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0088004301
Boson Index = 0.9911995699
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGlaucocerinite = 15.58 barns/electron
U=PEGlaucocerinite x rElectron Density= 37.53 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Glaucocerinite is Not Radioactive

Glaucocerinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.04)where (A+ B++)4 (XO4) Zq�x(H2O)
  (31.04.08)Dana Group Glaucocerinite (Zn,Cu)5Al3(SO4)1.5(OH)16•9(H2O) Unk (HEX-R) Trig Natroglaucocerinite! (Na,Zn,Cu)10Al6(SO4)3(OH)32•18(H2O)? Unk
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.DD.35 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.D - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  07.DD -With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
07.DD.35 Carrboydite (Ni,Cu)14Al9(SO4,CO3)6(OH)43•7(H2O) Unk Hex
07.DD.35 Glaucocerinite (Zn,Cu)5Al3(SO4)1.5(OH)16•9(H2O) Unk (HEX-R) Trig
07.DD.35 Honessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•4(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
07.DD.35 Hydrowoodwardite! Cu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)with0<x<0.67andn>3x/2 R 3m 3 2/m
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite! [Zn1-xAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2(H2O)n] P 3- or R 3m 3
07.DD.35 Hydrohonessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•7(H2O) Unk Hex
07.DD.35 Motukoreaite Na2Mg38Al24(CO3)13(SO4)8(OH)108•56(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
07.DD.35 Mountkeithite (Mg,Ni)11(Fe,Cr)3(SO4,CO3)3.5(OH)24•11(H2O) Unk Hex
07.DD.35 Shigaite Mn7Al4(SO4)2(OH)22•8(H2O) R 3 3
07.DD.35 Natroglaucocerinite! (Na,Zn,Cu)10Al6(SO4)3(OH)32•18(H2O)? Unk
07.DD.35 Wermlandite (Ca,Mg)Mg7(Al,Fe)2(SO4)2(OH)18•12(H2O) P 3c1 3 2/m
07.DD.35 Nikischerite! NaFe6Al3(SO4)2(OH)18(H2O)12 R 3 3
07.DD.35 Zincaluminite Zn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)26•5(H2O) Unk Hex
07.DD.35 Woodwardite Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2-4(H2O) Unk Hex
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite-3R! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],0.32<x<0.50,n=0.59 R 3m 3 2/m
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite-1T! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],x=0.33,n.0.96 P 3 3

Other Glaucocerinite 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 Glaucocerinite :
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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