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Goldquarryite Mineral Data

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General Goldquarryite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,[ ])(Cd,Ca)2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O)10{(H2O,F)}2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 978.39 gm
   Potassium    0.16 %  K     0.19 % K2O
   Calcium      0.90 %  Ca    1.26 % CaO
   Aluminum     8.05 %  Al   15.22 % Al2O3
   Vanadium     0.05 %  V     0.08 % V2O3
   Zinc         0.07 %  Zn    0.08 % ZnO
   Cadmium     22.98 %  Cd   26.25 % CdO
   Copper       4.29 %  Cu    4.83 % Cu2O
   Nickel       0.06 %  Ni    0.08 % NiO
   Phosphorus  12.25 %  P    28.07 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.48 %  H    22.21 % H2O
   Oxygen      45.04 %  O
   Fluorine     3.67 %  F     3.67 % F
                 -   %   F    -1.55 % -O=F2    
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.38 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu0.66Ni0.01Zn0.01Cd2Ca0.22K0.04Al2.92V3+0.01(PO4)3.87F1.89(H2O)12.06
Help on Environment: Environment: Late-stage supergene mineral in a brecciated jasperoid host rock cemented by silica.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: 5,425-foot bench of the Gold Quarry mine, Eureka County, Nevada, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-058
 

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  Goldquarryite

Comments: Single crystal of goldquarryite.
Location: Gold Quarry mine, Eureka County, Nevada, USA.. Scale: Crystal length 0.5 mm.
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Goldquarryite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7473:1:1.1135
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.787, b = 9.082, c = 10.113, Z = 1; alpha = 101.4°, beta = 104.27°, gamma = 102.51° V = 578.15 Den(Calc)= 2.81
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 9.433(1)(001), 2.818(0.5)(022), 2.896(0.3)(211), 3.01(0.3)(212), 3.173(0.3)(113), 3.7(0.3)(022), 4.726(
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Physical Properties of Goldquarryite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Pale blue, Bluish gray.
Help on Density: Density: 2.78
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Irregular - Very brittle fracture producing irregular fragments
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-4 - Calcite-Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Goldquarryite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.013 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.04 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2006,KPDmeas= 0.2064,KC= 0.209
Ncalc = 1.58 - 1.6
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.57, b=1.573, g=1.578, bire=0.0080, 2V(Calc)=76, 2V(Meas)=~30. Dispersion r < v strong.
 

Calculated Properties of Goldquarryite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.72 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Goldquarryite =2.78 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.05
Boson Index = 0.95
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGoldquarryite = 59.57 barns/electron
U=PEGoldquarryite x relectron= 162.02 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 2.24 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Goldquarryite per GRapi unit = 44.72 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Goldquarryite - barely detectable

 

Goldquarryite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 42.10.05.01 (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.10)where (AB)3 (XO4)2 Zq � x(H2O)
  (42.10.05)Dana Group
 
42.10.05.01 Goldquarryite! (Cu,[])(Cd,Ca)2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O)10{(H2O,F)}2 P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.DB.65 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.D - Phosphates, etc
  08.DB -With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 < 1:1
 
08.DB.65 Goldquarryite! (Cu,[])(Cd,Ca)2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O)10{(H2O,F)}2 P1 1
 

Other Goldquarryite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec, 34:237) PHYS. PROP.(MinRec, 34:237) OPTIC PROP.(MinRec, 34:237)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Goldquarryite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
7 - MinDAT
8 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
9 - Online Mineral Museum
10 - QUT Mineral Atlas
11 - Ruff.Info

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Goldquarryite

(Cu,[ ])(Cd,Ca)2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O)10{(H2O,F)}2
Dana No: 42.10.05.01 Strunz No: 08.DB.65
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