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General Kerstenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbSeO4 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 350.16 gm
   Lead      59.17 %  Pb   63.74 % PbO
   Selenium  22.55 %  Se   36.26 % SeO3
   Oxygen    18.28 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb(SeO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Kerstenite (of Dana) = molybdomenite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: Friedrichsgl�ck Mine, Hildburghausen, Suhl, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for K. M. Kersten (1803-1850), Professor of Chemistry, Freiberg School of Mines.
 

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  Kerstenite   Clinochalcomenite   Krutaite

Comments: Tan opaque fibrous kerstenite with possible blue clinochalcomenite on dark krutaite.
Location: Mina El Dragon, Potosi, Bolivia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Kerstenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7812:1:1.2045
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.5, b = 7.04, c = 8.48, Z = 4; V = 328.35 Den(Calc)= 7.08
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): 3.03(1), 3.25(0.75), 3.36(0.75),
 

Physical Properties of Kerstenite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Greenish yellow, Yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 7.08
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Greasy
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Kerstenite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.05 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.05 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.137,KPDmeas= 0.137,KC= 0.1442
Ncalc = 2.02
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=1.96, g=1.98, bire=0.0200, 2V(Meas)=50.
 

Calculated Properties of Kerstenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.98 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kerstenite =7.08 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.14
Boson Index = 0.86
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKerstenite =1,093.36 barns/electron
U=PEKerstenite x rElectron Density=6,543.73 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kerstenite is Not Radioactive
 

Kerstenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 37.00.00.00 (37)Phosphate Minerals
  (37.00)Without Dana Classification Numbers
  (37.00.00)Selenate
 
37.00.00.00 Arnhemite* (K,Na)2Mg2(P2O7)•5(H2O) Unk Hex
 
37.00.00.00 Arsenowaylandite* BiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
37.00.00.00 Auroantimonate* AuSbO3 Ortho ? Ortho
 
37.00.00.00 Barium-zinc-alumopharmacosiderite* (Ba,K)0.5(Zn,Cu)0.5(Al,Fe)4(AsO4)3•5(H2O) I 42m 4 2m
 
37.00.00.00 Chernovite-(Ce)* (Ce,Y)(AsO4) I 41/amd 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
37.00.00.00 Churchite-(Dy)* (Dy,Sm,Gd,Nd)(PO4)•2(H2O) Mono
 
37.00.00.00 Gengenbachite KFe3(H2PO4)2(HPO4)4•6H2OorKFe3H8(PO4)6•6H2O P 63mc 6mm
 
37.00.00.00 IMA2008-063 Pb[Zn0.25,[]0.75]Fe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6 C 2/c 2/m
 
37.00.00.00 IMA2009-005 (Y,Ca,REE)5[(Si,P)O4]3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
37.00.00.00 IMA2009-016 Cu4H(AsO4)2(OH)3•H2O P1 1
 
37.00.00.00 Kerstenite? PbSeO4(?) P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
37.00.00.00 Krasnoselskite* CoWO4 P 2/c 2/m
 
37.00.00.00 Laubmannite? Fe3Fe6(PO4)4(OH)12 Unk Ortho
 
37.00.00.00 Oxiberaunite* (Fe,Mn)Fe5(PO4)4O(OH)4•6(H2O) Mono
 
37.00.00.00 Parwanite (Na,K)(Mg,Ca)4Al8(PO4)8(CO3)(OH)7•30H2O P 2, Pm, P 2/m, P 21, Mono
 
37.00.00.00 Pyrocoproite* (Mg(K,Na))2P2O7 Unk Mono
 
37.00.00.00 Pyrophosphite* K2CaP2O7 P 21/n 2/m
 
37.00.00.00 Zinclavendulan? NaCa(Zn,Cu)5(AsO4)4Cl•4-5(H2O) Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.XX.00 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.X - Unclassified Strunz PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.XX -Selenate
 
08.XX.00 Arsenobismite? Bi2(AsO4)(OH)3 Unk Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Coeruleolactite (Ca,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4-5(H2O) P1 1
 
08.XX.00 Cheralite-(Ce)? (Ce,Ca,Th)(P,Si)O4 P 21/n 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Chernovite-(Ce)* (Ce,Y)(AsO4) I 41/amd 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Kerstenite? PbSeO4(?) P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Laubmannite? Fe3Fe6(PO4)4(OH)12 Unk Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Spodiosite? Ca2(PO4)F Pbcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Pseudo-autunite* (H3O)4Ca2(UO2)2(PO4)4•5(H2O)(?) Unk Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Viseite Ca10Al24(SiO4)6(PO4)7O22F3•72(H2O)(?) I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Vanuranylite? (H3O,Ba,Ca,K)1.6(UO2)2V2O8•4(H2O)(?) C 2/c ? 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Sodium-autunite Na2(UO2)2(PO4)2•8(H2O) P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Sodium meta-autunite! Na2(UO2)2(PO4)2•6-8(H2O) P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Slavkovite! Cu13(AsO4)6(AsO3OH)4•23(H2O) P1 1
 
08.XX.00 IMA2000-020! Fe4[AsO3OH]5[AsO2(OH)2]2•20(H2O) Ortho Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Lewisite! (Ca,Fe,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Kamarizaite! Fe3(AsO4)2(OH)3•3H2O Pccm, Pcc2, Pcmm, Pcm21 Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Lapeyreite! Cu3O[AsO3(OH)]2•H2O C 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 IMA2008-063 Pb[Zn0.25,[]0.75]Fe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6 C 2/c 2/m
 
08.XX.00 IMA2009-002! Cu3(AsO4)2 P 21/c 2/m
 
08.XX.00 IMA2009-005 (Y,Ca,REE)5[(Si,P)O4]3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 IMA2009-016 Cu4H(AsO4)2(OH)3•H2O P1 1
 

Other Kerstenite Information

Help on References: References: 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 Kerstenite :
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 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info
13 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Kerstenite

PbSeO4 (?)
Dana No: 37.00.00.00 Strunz No: 08.XX.00
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