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General Linarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 400.82 gm
   Copper    15.85 %  Cu   17.85 % Cu2O
   Hydrogen   0.50 %  H     4.49 % H2O
   Lead      51.69 %  Pb   55.69 % PbO
   Sulfur     8.00 %  S    19.97 % SO3
   Oxygen    23.95 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       98.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary, weathered zone of ore deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
Help on Locality: Locality: Linares, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Linarite Say LINARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68173
  PDF 30-493
 

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  Linarite

Comments: Deep blue prismatic crystals of linarite on matrix.
Location: Mammoth mine, Tiger, Pinal County, Arizona, USA. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

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  Macphersonite   Linarite

Comments: Colorless macphersonite with blue linarite.
Location: Leadhills, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. Scale: Picture size 3 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

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  Schulenbergite   Linarite

Comments: Light greenish rosettes of schulenbergite with small green crystals of ramsbeckite and blue crystals of linarite.
Location: Gelbe Birke Mine, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Scale: Picture size 1.2 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

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  Linarite   Brochantite

Comments: Deep blue, acicular, linarite with light blue, globular brochantite on white quartz.
Location: Goulmina, Er Rachidia, Morroco. Scale: Crystal size 1.5 cm.
© Fabre Minerals

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  Linarite

Comments: Deep blue, blocky, linarite crystal blades in quartz vug and breccia matrix.
Location: Grand Reef Mine in Graham County, Arizona, USA. Scale: 8 cm by 7 cm.
© Kevin Ward

Linarite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.7151:1:0.8295
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.6913, b = 5.6503, c = 4.6873, Z = 2; beta = 102.66° V = 250.43 Den(Calc)= 5.32
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.151(1), 4.521(0.6), 3.556(0.55),
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Forms: ( 1 1 0) ( 0 1 0) ( 1 0 1) ( 1 0 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Linarite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Perfect, {001} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Sky blue, Deep blue.
Help on Density: Density: 5.3 - 5.5, Average = 5.4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: light blue
 

Optical Properties of Linarite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.071 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.057 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.157,KPDmeas= 0.1547,KC= 0.1665
Ncalc = 1.88 - 1.92
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.809, b=1.838, g=1.859, bire=0.0500, 2V(Calc)=78, 2V(Meas)=80. Dispersion relatively weak.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): none.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): none.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): none.
 

Calculated Properties of Linarite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.70 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Linarite =5.32 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.11
Boson Index = 0.89
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELinarite = 906.63 barns/electron
U=PELinarite x rElectron Density=4,259.80 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Linarite is Not Radioactive
 

Linarite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 30.02.03.01 (30)Anhydrous Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (30.02)where (A B)2 XO4 Zq
  (30.02.03)Dana Group
 
30.02.03.01 Linarite PbCu(SO4)(OH)2 P 21/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.BC.65 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.B - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with Additional Anions, without H2O
  07.BC -With medium-sized and large cations
 
07.BC.65 Linarite PbCu(SO4)(OH)2 P 21/m 2/m
 
07.BC.65 Schmiederite Pb2Cu2(SeO3)(SeO4)(OH)4 P 21/m 2/m
 
07.BC.65 Munakataite! Pb2Cu2(SeO3)(SO4)(OH)4 P 21/m 2/m
 

Other Linarite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Linarite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Glendale Community College
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
14 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
15 - Online Mineral Museum
16 - QUT Mineral Atlas
17 - Ruff.Info
18 - WWW-MINCRYST
19 - YupRocks

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Linarite

PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Dana No: 30.02.03.01 Strunz No: 07.BC.65
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