Mineralogy Database

Heneuite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :

General Heneuite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaMg5(PO4)3(CO3)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 523.53 gm
   Calcium      7.66 %  Ca   10.71 % CaO
   Magnesium   23.21 %  Mg   38.49 % MgO
   Phosphorus  17.75 %  P    40.67 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.19 %  H     1.72 % H2O
   Carbon       2.29 %  C     8.41 % CO2
   Oxygen      48.90 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMg5(PO4)3(CO3)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Serpentine-magnesite deposit developed in a regional metamorphic terrain.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Tingelstadtjern quarry, Modum, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henrich Neumann (1914-1983), Mineralogical-Geological Museum, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Heneuite Say HENEUITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 29554
  PDF 39-362

Heneuite Image

Click Here for Larger   Image in a New Browser Window Images:
Click Here for Larger   Image

  Heneuite   Raadeite

Comments: Translucent aqua colored greasy heneuite grain, surrounded by beige rim of raadeite, with dark blue phosphoellenbergerite inclusion (near top of heneuite), in quartz apatite rock.
Location: Tingelstadt Iron Mine, Modum, Buskerud, Norway. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Heneuite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5818:1:0.8002
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.3069, b = 10.8386, c = 8.6736, Z = 2; alpha = 95.013°, beta = 93.412°, gamma = 101.039° V = 578.69 Den(Calc)= 3.00
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): 2.703(1), 2.8756(0.9), 2.7894(0.8),

Physical Properties of Heneuite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Bluish violet, Light blue green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.016
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Heneuite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.027 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.03 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2033,KPDmeas= 0.2029,KC= 0.1975
Ncalc = 1.59 - 1.6
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.586, b=1.62, g=1.63, bire=0.0440, 2V(Calc)=54, 2V(Meas)=50-56.

Calculated Properties of Heneuite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.00 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Heneuite =3.02 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHeneuite = 2.34 barns/electron
U=PEHeneuite x rElectron Density= 7.00 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Heneuite is Not Radioactive

Heneuite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (43)Compound Phosphates, etc.
  (43.04)(Anhydrous Compound Anions With Hydroxyl or Halogen)
  (43.04.11)Dana Group Heneuite CaMg5(PO4)3(CO3)(OH) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BO.25 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BO -With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 � 1:1
08.BO.25 Heneuite CaMg5(PO4)3(CO3)(OH) P1 1

Other Heneuite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.73,p440,1988) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.73,p440,1988)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Heneuite :
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

Search for Heneuite using:

Web webmineral.com
[AOL] [Bing] [Dog Pile] [GeoScienceWorld] [HotBot] [Ixquick] [Lycos] [MAMMA] [Scirus] [Teoma] [WebCrawler] [Wikipedia] [YAHOO]

Visit our Advertisers for Heneuite :

Ask about Heneuite here :
Ask-A-Mineralogist from the Mineralogical Society of America
Mindat.org's Discussion Groups
Original Rockhounds Discussion Group
Rockhounds Discussion Group on Yahoo Groups
Mineral Discussion Forum from Fabre Minerals - also available in Español

Print or Cut-and-Paste your Heneuite Specimen Label here :


Dana No: Strunz No: 08.BO.25





Dakota Matrix
Excalibur Minerals
Exceptional Minerals
Hudson Insitute
John Betts Fine Minerals
Mc Dougall Minerals
Mineral News
Rock and Mineral Shows
Weinrich Minerals, Inc.