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General Hinsdalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 551.33 gm
   Strontium    3.97 %  Sr    4.70 % SrO
   Aluminum    14.68 %  Al   27.74 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus   5.62 %  P    12.87 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.10 %  H     9.80 % H2O
   Lead        28.19 %  Pb   30.36 % PbO
   Sulfur       5.82 %  S    14.52 % SO3
   Oxygen      40.63 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb0.75Sr0.25Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of polymetallic sulfide deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
Help on Locality: Locality: Golden Fleece mine, Hinsdale County., Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hinsdalite + Pronunciation Say HINSDALITE
 

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  Hinsdalite

Comments: Transparent crystal of hinsdalite on quartz.
Location: Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

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  Corkite   Hinsdalite

Comments: Small brown rounded translucent crystals of corkite on darker brown botryoidal hinsdalite.
Location: Grube Schone Aussicht, near Dernbach, Montabaur, Rheinland-Pflaz, Germany. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Hinsdalite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.40343
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.99, c = 16.8, Z = 3; V = 710.88 Den(Calc)= 3.86
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.78(1), 2.96(0.8), 5.59(0.65),
 

Physical Properties of Hinsdalite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.65
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Poor - Occurs primarily as crudely formed crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Tetragonal - Crystals show a tetragonal shape.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Hinsdalite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): none.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): none.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.216 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.056 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1768,KPDmeas= 0.1468,KC= 0.1872
Ncalc = 1.72 - 1.87
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.67-1.671, e=1.689-1.7, bire=0.0190-0.0290.
 

Calculated Properties of Hinsdalite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.63 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hinsdalite =3.86 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.06
Boson Index = 0.94
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHinsdalite = 466.14 barns/electron
U=PEHinsdalite x rElectron Density=1,690.53 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hinsdalite is Not Radioactive
 

Hinsdalite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 43.04.01.05 (43)Compound Phosphates, etc.
  (43.04)(Anhydrous Compound Anions With Hydroxyl or Halogen)
  (43.04.01)Beudantite Group
 
43.04.01.01 Beudantite PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.02 Corkite PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
43.04.01.03 Hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.04 Orpheite PbAl3(PO4,SO4)2(OH)6(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.05 Hinsdalite (Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.06 Svanbergite SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.07 Kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.08 Woodhouseite CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.09 Weilerite BaAl3H[(As,P)O4]2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.10 Gallobeudantite! PbGa3[(AsO4),(SO4)]2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BL.05 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BL -With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
 
08.BL.05 Beudantite PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Corkite PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.05 Hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Gallobeudantite! PbGa3[(AsO4),(SO4)]2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.05 Hinsdalite (Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Orpheite PbAl3(PO4,SO4)2(OH)6(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Woodhouseite CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Weilerite BaAl3H[(As,P)O4]2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Svanbergite SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 

Other Hinsdalite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic4)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Hinsdalite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
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
16 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Hinsdalite

(Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Dana No: 43.04.01.05 Strunz No: 08.BL.05
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