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Levyclaudite Mineral Data

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General Levyclaudite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 500.30 gm
   Copper     4.45 %  Cu
   Tin       18.98 %  Sn
   Bismuth   12.50 %  Bi
   Antimony   1.99 %  Sb
   Lead      40.55 %  Pb
   Sulfur    21.54 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 1.36(Pb0.72)1.36(Bi0.22)1.36(Sb0.06)1.36(S)Sn0.8Cu0.35S2
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: Aghios Philippos Pb-Zn deposit, Kirki district, Greece. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Claude Levy (1924-), French mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Levyclaudite + Pronunciation Say LEVYCLAUDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-034

Levyclaudite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =2.0326:1:1.001
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.84, b = 5.825, c = 5.831, Z = 3; beta = 92.6° V = 401.74 Den(Calc)= 6.20
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Sphenoidal H-M Symbol (2) Space Group: A2 ?
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.93(1), 2.068(0.3), 4.06(0.3),

Physical Properties of Levyclaudite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Good
Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Lamellar - Thin laminae producing a lamellar structure.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Calculated Properties of Levyclaudite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.28 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Levyclaudite =6.20 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.12
Boson Index = 0.88
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELevyclaudite =1,038.10 barns/electron
U=PELevyclaudite x rElectron Density=5,485.48 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Levyclaudite is Not Radioactive

Levyclaudite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.01)where z/y > 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.01.03)Dana Group Levyclaudite Pb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28 A2 ? 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.HF.25a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.H - Sulfosalts of SnS Archetype
  02.HF -With SnS and PbS archetype structure units
02.HF.25a Cylindrite Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14 P1 1
02.HF.25a Levyclaudite Pb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28 A2 ? 2
02.HF.25a Abramovite! Pb2SnInBiS7 P1 1

Other Levyclaudite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8, Ammin, v92:706)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Levyclaudite :
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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