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General Hauckite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Mn++)24Zn18Fe+++3(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,993.55 gm
   Magnesium  10.95 %  Mg   18.17 % MgO
   Manganese   8.25 %  Mn   10.66 % MnO
   Zinc       29.47 %  Zn   36.68 % ZnO
   Iron        4.20 %  Fe    6.00 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen    2.04 %  H    18.27 % H2O
   Carbon      0.60 %  C     2.20 % CO2
   Sulfur      3.21 %  S     8.02 % SO3
   Oxygen     41.27 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg18Mn2+6Zn18Fe3+3(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral associated with phlogopite and mooreite on a calcite-serpentine matrix.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, NJ, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1980 for Richard Hauck, (1935-), New Jersey mineral collector.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hauckite Say HAUCKITE

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Comments: Orange-yellow crystalline hauckite with pink calcite and black franklinite.
Location: Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Hauckite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:3.29443
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.17, c = 30.21, Z = 1; V = 2,199.99 Den(Calc)= 3.01
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 6/mmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.96(1), 7.8(0.9), 4.57(0.6),

Physical Properties of Hauckite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Bright orange, Light yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 3.02 - 3.1, Average = 3.06
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: light yellow

Optical Properties of Hauckite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): golden brown.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): pale yellow.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.037 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.021 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2106,KPDmeas= 0.2072,KC= 0.2151
Ncalc = 1.65 - 1.67
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.63, e=1.638, bire=0.0080.

Calculated Properties of Hauckite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.96 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hauckite =3.01 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHauckite = 18.14 barns/electron
U=PEHauckite x rElectron Density= 53.73 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hauckite is Not Radioactive

Hauckite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (32)Compound Sulfates
  (32.03)(anhydrous) with poly-anionic formula
  (32.03.04)Dana Group Hauckite (Mg,Mn)24Zn18Fe3(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81(?) P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m Philolithite! Pb12O6Mn(Mg,Mn)2(Mn,Mg)4(SO4)(CO3)4Cl4(OH)12 P 41/nnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.BB.10 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.B - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with Additional Anions, without H2O
  07.BB -With medium-sized cations
07.BB.10 Hauckite (Mg,Mn)24Zn18Fe3(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81(?) P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m

Other Hauckite 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 Hauckite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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