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Glucine Mineral Data

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General Glucine Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4•0.5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 343.11 gm
   Calcium     11.68 %  Ca   16.34 % CaO
   Beryllium   10.51 %  Be   29.16 % BeO
   Phosphorus  18.05 %  P    41.37 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.47 %  H    13.13 % H2O
   Oxygen      58.29 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4•0.5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In mica-fluorite veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963
Help on Locality: Locality: Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the alternative name for beryllium: Glucinum.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Glucine Say GLUCINE

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  Glucine   Moraesite

Comments: Light brown glucine with white moraesite.
Location: Boevskoye Mine, Sverdlovsk District, Middle Urals, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Glucine Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: ?
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.39(1), 2.41(1), 10.8(1),

Physical Properties of Glucine

Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.32 - 2.4, Average = 2.36
Help on Habit: Habit: Concretionary - Rounded massive fine-grained materials.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Fibrous - Distinctly fibrous fine-grained forms.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Glucine

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.052 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.2363,KC= 0.2246
Ncalc = 1.52 - 1.54
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=1.547, b=1.555, g=1.571, bire=0.0240

Calculated Properties of Glucine

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.35 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Glucine =2.36 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.1
Boson Index = 0.9
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGlucine = 2.43 barns/electron
U=PEGlucine x rElectron Density= 5.71 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Glucine is Not Radioactive

Glucine Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.04)where (AB)5 (XO4)2 Zq � x(H2O)
  (42.04.10)Dana Group Glucine CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4•0.5(H2O) ? Mono
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.DA.45 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.D - Phosphates, etc
  08.DA -With small (and occasionally larger) cations
08.DA.45 Glucine CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4•0.5(H2O) ? Mono

Other Glucine Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Glucine :
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 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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