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General Kleinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg2N(Cl,SO4)•n(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 474.72 gm
   Mercury   84.51 %  Hg   87.88 % Hg2O
   Hydrogen   0.42 %  H     3.79 % H2O
   Sulfur     0.68 %  S     1.69 % SO3
   Nitrogen   2.95 %  N     6.32 % NO
   Chlorine   6.72 %  Cl    6.72 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.52 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     4.72 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      104.89 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg2NCl0.9(SO4)0.1•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized portions of mercury deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
Help on Locality: Locality: Terlingua, Brewster Co., Taxas, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Carl Klein (1832-1907), German mineralogist, University of Berlin.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kleinite Say KLEINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 83018
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Comments: Crystalline druse of bright canary yellow kleinite on matrix.
Location: McDermmitt, Humboldt County, Nevada. USA. Scale: Crystal size 1-2 mm.
© John Veevaert

Kleinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.82079
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.56, c = 11.13, Z = 18; V = 1,772.33 Den(Calc)= 8.01
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: C63/mmc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.62(1), 2.91(1), 3.88(0.6),
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Forms: ( 1 1 1) ( 1 1 0) ( 0 1 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Kleinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Orange.
Help on Density: Density: 8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to subtranslucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow

Optical Properties of Kleinite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): colorless.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): colorless.
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=2.19, e=2.21, bire=0.0200.

Calculated Properties of Kleinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.65 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kleinite =8.01 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.28
Boson Index = 0.72
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKleinite =1,441.05 barns/electron
U=PEKleinite x rElectron Density=9,585.04 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kleinite is Not Radioactive

Kleinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (10)Oxyhalides and Hydroxyhalides
  (10.04)where (A)2 (O,OH) Xq
  (10.04.03)Dana Group Kleinite Hg2N(Cl,SO4)•n(H2O) C63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.DD.35 03 - HALIDES
  03.D - Oxyhalides, Hydroxyhalides and Related Double Halides
  03.DD -With Hg
03.DD.35 Kleinite Hg2N(Cl,SO4)•n(H2O) C63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m

Other Kleinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) 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 Kleinite :
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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