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Glaukosphaerite Mineral Data

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General Glaukosphaerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 218.69 gm
   Copper    43.59 %  Cu   54.56 % CuO
   Nickel    13.42 %  Ni   17.08 % NiO
   Hydrogen   0.92 %  H     8.24 % H2O
   Carbon     5.49 %  C    20.12 % CO2
   Oxygen    36.58 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.5Ni0.5(CO3)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized portions of Cu-Ni sulfide deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Kambalda, Western Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for bluish green and spherical, the typical color and habit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Glaukosphaerite + Pronunciation Say GLAUKOSPHAERITE
 

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  Glaukosphaerite

Comments: Green botryoidal crust of glaukosphaerite.
Location: Carr-Boyd Nickel Mine, Western Australia, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Glaukosphaerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7829:1:0.2573
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.34, b = 11.93, c = 3.07, Z = 4; beta = 90° V = 342.08 Den(Calc)= 4.25
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.587(1), 3.68(0.7), 2.516(0.4),
 

Physical Properties of Glaukosphaerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.78
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-4 - Calcite-Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Dull
 

Optical Properties of Glaukosphaerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.072 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.046 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1843,KPDmeas= 0.2072,KC= 0.1933
Ncalc = 1.73 - 1.82
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.69, b=1.83, g=1.83, bire=0.1400
 

Calculated Properties of Glaukosphaerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.10 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Glaukosphaerite =4.25 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0022974316
Boson Index = 0.9977025684
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGlaukosphaerite = 24.51 barns/electron
U=PEGlaukosphaerite x rElectron Density= 100.52 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Glaukosphaerite is Not Radioactive
 

Glaukosphaerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16a.03.01.02 (16a)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16a.03)where (A B)2 (XO3) Zq
  (16a.03.01)Rosasite Group
 
16a.03.01.01 Rosasite (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
 
16a.03.01.02 Glaukosphaerite (Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
 
16a.03.01.03 Kolwezite (Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2 P1 or P1 Tri
 
16a.03.01.04 Zincrosasite (Zn,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
 
16a.03.01.05 Mcguinnessite (Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2 P 2/a or P 21/a 2/m
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 Glaukosphaerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) 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 Glaukosphaerite :
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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(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
Dana No: 16a.03.01.02 Strunz No: 05.BA.10
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