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Jacquesdietrichite Mineral Data

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General Jacquesdietrichite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2[BO(OH)2](OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 238.94 gm
   Copper    53.19 %  Cu   66.58 % CuO
   Boron      4.52 %  B    14.57 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.11 %  H    18.85 % H2O
   Oxygen    40.18 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2BO(OH)5
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal origin found in small cavities in gaudefroyite-calcite rock and as inclusions in calcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Tachgagalt vein Mn deposit near Ouarzazate, Morocco. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jacques Emile Dietrich (1926-), French geologist who collected the specimens.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-012

Jacquesdietrichite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.6118:1:1.4776
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.455, b = 5.866, c = 8.668, Z = 4; V = 480.75 Den(Calc)= 3.30
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P nma
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.734(1)(200), 3.941(0.9)(102), 1.922(0.5)(322),2.489(0.5)(220), 2.545(0.45)(302), 1.712(0.4), 1.838(0.4), 3.192(0.4),

Physical Properties of Jacquesdietrichite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Perfect, {010} Good, {001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Blue.
Help on Density: Density: 3.28
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Flexible - Flexible fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Bladed - Aggregates of thin lath-like crystals (e.g. kyanite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: pale blue

Optical Properties of Jacquesdietrichite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.021 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.014 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2116,KPDmeas= 0.2129,KC= 0.2086
Ncalc = 1.68 - 1.69
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.627, b=1.699, g=1.769, bire=0.1420

Calculated Properties of Jacquesdietrichite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.20 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Jacquesdietrichite =3.30 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0091991366
Boson Index = 0.9908008634
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEJacquesdietrichite = 23.18 barns/electron
U=PEJacquesdietrichite x rElectron Density= 74.27 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Jacquesdietrichite is Not Radioactive

Jacquesdietrichite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.04)containing multiple cations
  (06.04.13)Dana Group Jacquesdietrichite! Cu2[BO(OH)2](OH)3 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.AB.80 06 - BORATES
  06.A - Monoborates
  06.AB -BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.
06.AB.80 Jacquesdietrichite! Cu2[BO(OH)2](OH)3 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Jacquesdietrichite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, 90:519) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, 90:519) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, 90:519)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Jacquesdietrichite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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