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General Kuksite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb3Zn3Te++++++O6(PO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,231.31 gm
   Zinc        15.93 %  Zn   19.83 % ZnO
   Tellurium   10.36 %  Te   12.96 % TeO2
   Phosphorus   5.03 %  P    11.53 % P2O5
   Lead        50.48 %  Pb   54.38 % PbO
   Oxygen      18.19 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       98.70 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb3Zn3TeO6(PO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Late-stage interstitial mineral in calcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: Kuranakh gold deposit, central Aldan, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for A. I. Kuks, Russian prospector, one of the discoverers of the Kuranakh deposit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kuksite Say KUKSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-018

Kuksite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5774:1:0.3525
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.5, b = 14.72, c = 5.19, Z = 2; V = 649.37 Den(Calc)= 6.30
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: C mmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.29(1), 3(0.8), 1.903(0.5),

Physical Properties of Kuksite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to subtranslucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Weakly Fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Kuksite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= -0.027 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1549,KC= 0.1508
Ncalc = 1.95
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.971, g=1.981, bire=0.0100, 2V(Meas)=12-20.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): none.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): none.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): none.

Calculated Properties of Kuksite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.42 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kuksite =6.30 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.12
Boson Index = 0.88
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKuksite = 946.26 barns/electron
U=PEKuksite x rElectron Density=5,132.03 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kuksite is Not Radioactive

Kuksite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (33)Selenates and Tellurates
  (33.03)with other anion groups
  (33.03.05)Pb, Zn Tellurates Cheremnykhite Zn3Pb3TeO6(VO4)2 C mmm,C 222,Cm2m,C mm2 Ortho Kuksite Pb3Zn3TeO6(PO4)2 C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m Dugganite Pb3Zn3Te(As,V,Si)2(O,OH)14 P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m Joelbruggerite! Pb3Zn3SbAs2O13(OH) P 321 3 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BL.20 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BL -With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
08.BL.20 Dugganite Pb3Zn3Te(As,V,Si)2(O,OH)14 P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
08.BL.20 Cheremnykhite Zn3Pb3TeO6(VO4)2 C mmm,C 222,Cm2m,C mm2 Ortho
08.BL.20 Kuksite Pb3Zn3TeO6(PO4)2 C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Kuksite Information

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