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Kuznetsovite Mineral Data

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General Kuznetsovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg3Cl(AsO4)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 776.14 gm
   Mercury   77.53 %  Hg   80.63 % Hg2O
   Arsenic    9.65 %  As   14.81 % As2O5
   Chlorine   4.57 %  Cl    4.57 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.03 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     8.25 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       98.97 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg3Cl(AsO4)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Arzak deposit, Tuva, Russia. Khaidarkan deposit, Kirghizia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for V. A. Kuznetsov.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kuznetsovite + Pronunciation Say KUZNETSOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39493
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Kuznetsovite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.4013, Z = 4; V = 592.98 Den(Calc)= 8.69
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Tetartoidal H-M Symbol (2 3) Space Group: P 213
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.53(1), 2.81(0.7), 4.86(0.6),

Physical Properties of Kuznetsovite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellow brown, Honey brown, Light brown.
Help on Density: Density: 8.64 - 8.82, Average = 8.73
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Uneven - Uneven fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: orange

Optical Properties of Kuznetsovite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.34 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1545) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.35 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1545) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Kuznetsovite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.21 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kuznetsovite =8.69 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.23
Boson Index = 0.77
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKuznetsovite =1,330.47 barns/electron
U=PEKuznetsovite x rElectron Density=9,593.37 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kuznetsovite is Not Radioactive

Kuznetsovite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (38)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.05)with miscellaneous formulae
  (38.05.11)Dana Group Kuznetsovite! Hg3Cl(AsO4) P 213 2 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BO.35 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BO -With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 � 1:1
08.BO.35 Kuznetsovite! Hg3Cl(AsO4) P 213 2 3

Other Kuznetsovite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kuznetsovite :
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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Dana No: Strunz No: 08.BO.35