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General Khinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCu++3Te++++++O6(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 655.45 gm
   Copper     29.09 %  Cu   36.41 % CuO
   Tellurium  19.47 %  Te   24.35 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    0.31 %  H     2.75 % H2O
   Lead       31.61 %  Pb   34.05 % PbO
   Oxygen     19.53 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       97.56 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCu3(TeO6)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Forms by oxidation of gold-telluride ores in highly acidic minewaters. Secondary telluate mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Old Guard mine, Tombstone, AZ, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ba Saw Khin (1931-), Burmese-American geologist and petrographier.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Khinite Say KHINITE

Khinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5738:1:2.3979
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.7491, b = 10.0176, c = 24.022, Z = 8; V = 1,383.48 Den(Calc)= 6.29
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: F ddd
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.491(1), 3.451(0.9), 4.866(0.8),

Physical Properties of Khinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Dark green.
Help on Density: Density: 6.5 - 7, Average = 6.75
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: green

Optical Properties of Khinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.085 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1795,KPDmeas= 0.1673,KC= 0.1655
Ncalc = 2.04 - 2.16
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=2.11, b=2.112, g=2.165, bire=0.0550, 2V(Calc)=24, 2V(Meas)=20. Dispersion strong.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): vivid emerald green.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): yellowish green.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): yellowish green.

Calculated Properties of Khinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.91 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Khinite =6.75 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKhinite = 636.34 barns/electron
U=PEKhinite x rElectron Density=3,761.53 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Khinite is Not Radioactive

Khinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (33)Selenates and Tellurates
  (33.01)as A+ (B++)m XO4 Zq
  (33.01.03)Dana Group Khinite PbCu3TeO6(OH)2 F ddd 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.FD.30 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)
  04.FD -Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
04.FD.30 Khinite PbCu3TeO6(OH)2 F ddd 2/m 2/m 2/m
04.FD.30 Parakhinite Cu3PbTeO4(OH)6 P 6222 or P 6422 6 2 2

Other Khinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8, AmMin, v94:651) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Khinite :
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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