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General Kolicite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mn7Zn4(AsO4)2(SiO4)2(OH)8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,244.19 gm
   Manganese  30.91 %  Mn   39.91 % MnO
   Zinc       21.02 %  Zn   26.17 % ZnO
   Silicon     4.51 %  Si    9.66 % SiO2
   Arsenic    12.04 %  As   18.47 % As2O5
   Hydrogen    0.65 %  H     5.79 % H2O
   Oxygen     30.86 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+7Zn4(AsO4)2(SiO4)2(OH)8
Help on Environment: Environment: Incrusting willemite-franklinite ore from metamorphosed stratiform zinc orebodies.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, and at Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John Kolic, of Rockaway, New Jersey, USA, who first discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kolicite Say KOLICITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100183
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Comments: Minute orange crystal of kolicite in franklinite.
Location: Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Kolicite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =2.1151:1:1.3698
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 18.59, b = 8.789, c = 12.04, Z = 4; V = 1,967.19 Den(Calc)= 4.20
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: C mca
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.97(1), 1.54(0.7), 3.58(0.6),

Physical Properties of Kolicite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellow orange.
Help on Density: Density: 4.17
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light orange

Optical Properties of Kolicite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.008 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.015 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1869,KPDmeas= 0.1882,KC= 0.1897
Ncalc = 1.79 - 1.8
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.779, b=1.786, g=1.79, bire=0.0110, 2V(Calc)=72, 2V(Meas)=78.

Calculated Properties of Kolicite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.95 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kolicite =4.17 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKolicite = 27.10 barns/electron
U=PEKolicite x rElectron Density= 106.99 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kolicite is Not Radioactive

Kolicite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (43)Compound Phosphates, etc.
  (43.04)(Anhydrous Compound Anions With Hydroxyl or Halogen)
  (43.04.08)Dana Group Kolicite Mn7Zn4(AsO4)2(SiO4)2(OH)8 C mca 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BE.60 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BE -With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 2:1
08.BE.60 Kolicite Mn7Zn4(AsO4)2(SiO4)2(OH)8 C mca 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Kolicite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) 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 Kolicite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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