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General Kettnerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaBi(CO3)OF
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 344.07 gm
   Calcium   11.65 %  Ca   16.30 % CaO
   Bismuth   60.74 %  Bi   67.71 % Bi2O3
   Carbon     3.49 %  C    12.79 % CO2
   Oxygen    18.60 %  O
   Fluorine   5.52 %  F     5.52 % F
               -   %   F    -2.33 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaBi(CO3)OF
Help on Environment: Environment: In quartz-fluorite veins cutting pegmatites containing plagioclase.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
Help on Locality: Locality: Krupke (Graupen), NW Bohemia, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Radim Kettner (1891-1968), professor of geology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kettnerite + Pronunciation Say KETTNERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 15676
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Comments: Brown crystals of kettnerite.
Location: Shaft 250, Schlema-Hartenstein area, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Scale: Picture size 4 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Kettnerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b = 1:3.57304
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.7976, b = 13.569, Z = 2; V = 195.69 Den(Calc)= 5.84
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pmmn
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.89(1), 1.589(0.9), 1.732(0.9),

Physical Properties of Kettnerite

Help on Color: Color: Brown, Brownish yellow, Yellow, Yellow brown, Light yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 5.8

Optical Properties of Kettnerite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 1.98 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1674) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 1.97 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1674) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Kettnerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.09 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kettnerite =5.84 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.000631142
Boson Index = 0.999368858
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKettnerite =1,122.76 barns/electron
U=PEKettnerite x rElectron Density=5,717.14 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kettnerite is Not Radioactive

Kettnerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16a.03.07.01 (16a)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16a.03)where (A B)2 (XO3) Zq
  (16a.03.07)Dana Group
16a.03.07.01 Kettnerite CaBi(CO3)OF Pmmn 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.BE.30 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.B - Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
  05.BE -With Pb, Bi
05.BE.30 Kettnerite CaBi(CO3)OF Pmmn 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Kettnerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol 85, p 877)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kettnerite :
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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Dana No: 16a.03.07.01 Strunz No: 05.BE.30





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