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General Hydroglauberite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na4Ca(SO4)3•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 456.26 gm
   Sodium    20.16 %  Na   27.17 % Na2O
   Calcium    8.78 %  Ca   12.29 % CaO
   Hydrogen   0.88 %  H     7.90 % H2O
   Sulfur    21.08 %  S    52.64 % SO3
   Oxygen    49.09 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na4Ca(SO4)3•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of glauberite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Kara-Kalpakii, Uzbekistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its composition, rather similar to glauberite, but hydrated.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hydroglauberite + Pronunciation Say HYDROGLAUBERITE

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  Hydroglauberite   Glauberite

Comments: Putty-colored chalky hydroglauberite on glauberite crystals.
Location: Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Hydroglauberite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk.
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.08(1), 2.78(0.9), 9.2(0.9),

Physical Properties of Hydroglauberite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good, {???} Distinct, {???} Poor
Help on Color: Color: Snow white.
Help on Density: Density: 1.51
Help on Luster: Luster: Silky
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Hydroglauberite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.657 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.3272,KC= 0.1975
Ncalc = 1.3
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.488, g=1.5, bire=0.0120

Calculated Properties of Hydroglauberite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.51 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hydroglauberite =1.51 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0019368651
Boson Index = 0.9980631349
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHydroglauberite = 2.69 barns/electron
U=PEHydroglauberite x rElectron Density= 4.05 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hydroglauberite is Not Radioactive

Hydroglauberite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.04)where (A+)2 Bn (XO4)p � x(H2O)
  (29.04.01)Dana Group Hydroglauberite Na4Ca(SO4)3•2(H2O) Unk. Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CD.20 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CD -With only large cations
07.CD.20 Hydroglauberite Na4Ca(SO4)3•2(H2O) Unk. Ortho

Other Hydroglauberite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) 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 Hydroglauberite :
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

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