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General Gunningite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 176.86 gm
   Manganese   7.77 %  Mn   10.03 % MnO
   Zinc       27.73 %  Zn   34.52 % ZnO
   Hydrogen    1.14 %  H    10.19 % H2O
   Sulfur     18.13 %  S    45.27 % SO3
   Oxygen     45.23 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn0.75Mn2+0.25(SO4)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurrence in dry areas of the oxidized portions of sphalerite-bearing deposits; occurs also as a post-mining efflorescence on museum specimens.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Calumet mine, Galena Hill, Canada Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henry Cecil Gunning (1901-1991), Geological Survey of Canada and Professor of Geology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gunningite + Pronunciation Say GUNNINGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 71348
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  Gunningite

Comments: White crust of gunningite on massive sulfide ore.
Location: Brunswick 12 Open Pit, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Gunningite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9965:1:0.9166
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.56, b = 7.586, c = 6.954, Z = 4; beta = 115.933° V = 358.65 Den(Calc)= 3.28
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: A2/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.42(1), 4.77(0.55), 3.07(0.45),
 

Physical Properties of Gunningite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 3.195
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Gunningite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.02 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.045 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1805,KPDmeas= 0.1853,KC= 0.1891
Ncalc = 1.6 - 1.62
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.57, b=1.576, g=1.63, bire=0.0600
 

Calculated Properties of Gunningite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.13 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Gunningite =3.20 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGunningite = 16.62 barns/electron
U=PEGunningite x rElectron Density= 52.09 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Gunningite is Not Radioactive
 

Gunningite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 29.06.02.05 (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.06)where A XO4 � x(H2O)
  (29.06.02)Kieserite Group (Mono-hydrates)
 
29.06.02.01 Kieserite MgSO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
29.06.02.02 Szomolnokite FeSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.03 Szmikite MnSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.04 Poitevinite (Cu,Fe,Zn)SO4•(H2O) P1 1
 
29.06.02.05 Gunningite (Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.06 Dwornikite (Ni,Fe)SO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
29.06.02.07 Cobaltkieserite! CoSO4•H2O C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CB.05 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CB -With only medium-sized cations
 
07.CB.05 Gunningite (Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Dwornikite (Ni,Fe)SO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Kieserite MgSO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Poitevinite (Cu,Fe,Zn)SO4•(H2O) P1 1
 
07.CB.05 Szomolnokite FeSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Szmikite MnSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Cobaltkieserite! CoSO4•H2O C 2/c 2/m
 

Other Gunningite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) 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 Gunningite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Gunningite

(Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O)
Dana No: 29.06.02.05 Strunz No: 07.CB.05
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