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Kolarite Mineral Data

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General Kolarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbTeCl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 405.71 gm
   Tellurium  31.45 %  Te
   Lead       51.07 %  Pb
   Chlorine   17.48 %  Cl
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbTeCl2
Help on Environment: Environment: Primary mineral in a hydrothermal gold-quartz vein containing sulfides and selenides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Champion Reef mine, Kolar Geold Fields, Karnataka, India. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kolarite Say KOLARITE
 

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  Kolarite

Comments: Steel-gray, metallic, massive, polished fragment of kolarite embedded in epoxy.
Location: Oktyabr'sky Mine, Noril'sk, Putoran Mts, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian. Scale: See Image.
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  Radhakrishnaite   Kolarite

Comments: Kolarite (1) and radhakrishnaite (2), replacing altaite (white) in galena (ight grey). (CanMin, v23:501).
Location: 1500 m level, Kolar gold deposit, India. Scale: Scale Bar 0.02 mm.
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Kolarite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.8246:1:1.1969
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.93, b = 3.25, c = 3.89, Z = 1; V = 74.97 Den(Calc)= 8.99
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.27(1), 2.35(0.5), 3.91(0.4),
 

Physical Properties of Kolarite

Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Density: Density: 9.14
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Kolarite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Kolarite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   25.00   26.10 
   
 420 nm   25.30   26.20 
 440 nm   25.60   26.50 
 460 nm   25.90   27.00 
 480 nm   26.50   27.50 
 500 nm   27.00   27.90 
 520 nm   27.40   28.30 
 540 nm   27.70   28.60 
 560 nm   28.10   29.00 
 580 nm   28.30   29.20 
 600 nm   28.50   29.40 
 620 nm   28.60   29.60 
 640 nm   28.60   29.60 
 660 nm   28.60   29.50 
 680 nm   28.60   29.50 
 700 nm   28.60   29.50 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Kolarite in Air
Relative
Intensity
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R1                      
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Calculated Properties of Kolarite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.45 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kolarite =8.99 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.13
Boson Index = 0.87
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKolarite =1,064.46 barns/electron
U=PEKolarite x rElectron Density=7,925.31 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kolarite is Not Radioactive
 

Kolarite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.15.03.01 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.15)(Chlorides)
  (02.15.03)Dana Group
 
02.15.03.01 Kolarite PbTeCl2 Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.AA.45 03 - HALIDES
  03.A - Simple Halides, Without H2O
  03.AA -M:X = 1:1, 2:3, 3:5, etc.
 
03.AA.45 Kolarite PbTeCl2 Unk Ortho
 

Other Kolarite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kolarite :
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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Kolarite

PbTeCl2
Dana No: 02.15.03.01 Strunz No: 03.AA.45
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