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Hydrocerussite Mineral Data

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General Hydrocerussite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 775.63 gm
   Hydrogen   0.26 %  H     2.32 % H2O
   Lead      80.14 %  Pb   86.33 % PbO
   Carbon     3.10 %  C    11.35 % CO2
   Oxygen    16.50 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral usually developed on native lead.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
Help on Locality: Locality: Lanbanshyttan, Vermland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hydrocerussite + Pronunciation Say HYDROCERUSSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30357
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  Hydrocerussite   Cerussite

Comments: Platy crystals of milky white hydrocerussite covering cerussite.
Location: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia. Scale: 6 x 5 cm.
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Hydrocerussite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:4.53053
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.24, c = 23.74, Z = 3; V = 564.51 Den(Calc)= 6.84
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3m) Space Group: P 31m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.623(1), 3.29(0.9), 3.61(0.9),
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Forms: ( 1 1 2) ( 1 1 4) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Hydrocerussite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Gray, White.
Help on Density: Density: 6.8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
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: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Hydrocerussite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.018 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.012 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1484,KPDmeas= 0.1493,KC= 0.1467
Ncalc = 2
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.94, w=2.09, bire=0.1500.
 

Calculated Properties of Hydrocerussite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.71 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hydrocerussite =6.84 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.17
Boson Index = 0.83
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHydrocerussite =1,472.61 barns/electron
U=PEHydrocerussite x rElectron Density=8,415.16 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hydrocerussite is Not Radioactive
 

Hydrocerussite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16a.02.02.01 (16a)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16a.02)where (A B)3 (XO3)2 Zq
  (16a.02.02)Dana Group
 
16a.02.02.01 Hydrocerussite Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2 P 31m 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.BE.10 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.B - Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
  05.BE -With Pb, Bi
 
05.BE.10 Hydrocerussite Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2 P 31m 3m
 

Other Hydrocerussite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Hydrocerussite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
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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Dana No: 16a.02.02.01 Strunz No: 05.BE.10
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