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Kalipyrochlore Mineral Data

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General Kalipyrochlore Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (H2O,Sr)(Nb,Ti)(O,OH)6•(H2O,K)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 321.15 gm
   Potassium   2.43 %  K     2.93 % K2O
   Strontium   1.36 %  Sr    1.61 % SrO
   Titanium    2.98 %  Ti    4.97 % TiO2
   Niobium    52.07 %  Nb   74.49 % Nb2O5
   Hydrogen    1.79 %  H    15.99 % H2O
   Oxygen     39.36 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: •(H2O)Sr0.05Nb1.8Ti0.2O4.1(OH)1.9(H2O)0.9K0.2
Help on Environment: Environment: Alluvial deposits and residual soils from a carbonatite deposit, formed from pyrochlore by the leaching of Na, Ca, and F in waters rich in K.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Lueshe carbonatite deposit, 150 km norht of Goma, Kivu Province, Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the pyrochlore mineral group and potassium (KALIum) although later work shows very little potassium in the formula.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kalipyrochlore + Pronunciation Say KALIPYROCHLORE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 78666
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  Kalipyrochlore

Comments: Opaque yellowish green to tan octahedral crystal of kalipyrochlore.
Location: Lueshe, Nord-Kivu, Zaire. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Kalipyrochlore Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.604, Z = 8; V = 1,192.37 Den(Calc)= 3.58
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.07(1), 6.16(0.85), 3.21(0.75),
 

Physical Properties of Kalipyrochlore

Help on Color: Color: Green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.4 - 3.48, Average = 3.44
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Octahedral Crystals - Occurs as octahedral shaped crystals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Resinous
Help on Streak: Streak: gray white
 

Optical Properties of Kalipyrochlore

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.009 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.048 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2682,KPDmeas= 0.2791,KC= 0.2816
Ncalc = 1.96 - 2.01
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.93-1.99.
 

Calculated Properties of Kalipyrochlore

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.27 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kalipyrochlore =3.44 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0050048992
Boson Index = 0.9949951008
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKalipyrochlore = 79.69 barns/electron
U=PEKalipyrochlore x relectron= 260.85 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 33.44 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Kalipyrochlore per GRapi unit = 2.99 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Kalipyrochlore - barely detectable

 

Kalipyrochlore Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 08.02.01.02 (08)Multiple Oxides with Nb, Ta, and Ti
  (08.02)where (A)2 (B2O6) (O,OH,F)
  (08.02.01)Pyrochlore Group (Pyrochlore Subgroup; Nb>Ta;(Nb+Ta)>2(Ti)
 
08.02.01.01 Pyrochlore (Na,Ca)2Nb2O6(OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.02.01.02 Kalipyrochlore (H2O,Sr)(Nb,Ti)(O,OH)6•(H2O,K) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.02.01.03 Bariopyrochlore (Ba,Sr)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.02.01.04 Yttropyrochlore-(Y) (Y,Na,Ca,U)1-2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 2/m 3
 
08.02.01.05 Ceriopyrochlore-(Ce) (Ce,Ca,Y)2(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.02.01.06 Plumbopyrochlore (Pb,Y,U,Ca)2-xNb2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.02.01.07 Uranpyrochlore (U,Ca,Ce)2(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.02.01.08 Strontiopyrochlore* Sr2Nb2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.02.01.09 Bismutopyrochlore! (Bi,U,Ca,Pb)1x(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)•n(H2O) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DH.15 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DH -With large (� medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
04.DH.15 Alumotungstite (W,Al)(O,OH)3(?) Unk Cubic
 
04.DH.15 Betafite (Ca,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Ferritungstite (K,Ca,Na)(W,Fe)2(O,OH)6•(H2O) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Cesstibtantite (Cs,Na)SbTa4O12 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Bismutomicrolite (Bi,Ca)(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Ceriopyrochlore-(Ce) (Ce,Ca,Y)2(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Bariopyrochlore (Ba,Sr)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Bariomicrolite Ba(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Calciobetafite Ca2(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Jixianite Pb(W,Fe)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Plumbomicrolite (Pb,Ca,U)2Ta2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Kalipyrochlore (H2O,Sr)(Nb,Ti)(O,OH)6•(H2O,K) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Plumbopyrochlore (Pb,Y,U,Ca)2-xNb2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Strontiopyrochlore* Sr2Nb2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Uranmicrolite (U,Ca)2(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Pyrochlore (Na,Ca)2Nb2O6(OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Microlite (Na,Ca)2Ta2O6(O,OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Natrobistantite (Na,Cs)Bi(Ta,Nb,Sb)4O12 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Plumbobetafite (Pb,U,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2O6(OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Stibiomicrolite (Sb,Ca,Na)2(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Stannomicrolite (Sn,Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb,Sn)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Stibiobetafite (Sb,Ca)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Uranpyrochlore (U,Ca,Ce)2(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Bismutopyrochlore! (Bi,U,Ca,Pb)1x(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)•n(H2O) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Fluornatromicrolite! (Na,Ca,Bi)2Ta2O6F F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Yttrobetafite-(Y) (Y,U,Ce)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.15 Yttropyrochlore-(Y) (Y,Na,Ca,U)1-2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH)7 F d3m 2/m 3
 
04.DH.15 Elsmoreite! WO3•0.5(H2O) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Kalipyrochlore Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) 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 Kalipyrochlore :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Kalipyrochlore

(H2O,Sr)(Nb,Ti)(O,OH)6•(H2O,K)
Dana No: 08.02.01.02 Strunz No: 04.DH.15
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