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Kelyanite Mineral Data

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General Kelyanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Hg+2)6(SbO6)BrCl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,775.64 gm
   Mercury   86.72 %  Hg   90.18 % Hg2O
   Antimony   4.39 %  Sb    5.25 % Sb2O3
   Bromine    2.88 %  Br    2.88 % Br
               -   %   Br   -0.29 % -O=Br2   
   Chlorine   2.55 %  Cl    2.55 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -0.58 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     3.46 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 6(Hg2)SbO6BrCl2
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidation zone of stibnite-cinnabar ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Kelyan deposit, Buryatia, Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kelyanite + Pronunciation Say KELYANITE

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Comments: B&W BSE image of an epoxy grain mount of kelyanite (1) and calomel (2) fragment.
Location: Kelyan Sb-Hg mine, Buryatia, Siberia, Russia. Scale: See Image.
© Diederik Visser

Kelyanite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.73775
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.56, c = 10.004, Z = 3; V = 1,593.03 Den(Calc)= 8.68
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3) Space Group: P 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.3(1), 2.72(0.6), 3.78(0.6),

Physical Properties of Kelyanite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Brown, Reddish brown.
Help on Density: Density: 8.51 - 8.63, Average = 8.57
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Nearly opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Streak: Streak: reddish brown

Optical Properties of Kelyanite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.34 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1548) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.33 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1548) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Kelyanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.05 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kelyanite =8.68 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.26
Boson Index = 0.74
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKelyanite =1,529.07 barns/electron
U=PEKelyanite x rElectron Density=10787.54 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kelyanite is Not Radioactive

Kelyanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (10)Oxyhalides and Hydroxyhalides
  (10.06)where Am Bn (O,OH)p Xq
  (10.06.11)Dana Group Kelyanite (Hg2)6(SbO6)BrCl2 P 3 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.DD.60 03 - HALIDES
  03.D - Oxyhalides, Hydroxyhalides and Related Double Halides
  03.DD -With Hg
03.DD.60 Kelyanite (Hg2)6(SbO6)BrCl2 P 3 3

Other Kelyanite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Dana8, AmMin v93:1666)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kelyanite :
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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