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General Lindgrenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3(MoO4)2(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 544.53 gm
   Copper      35.01 %  Cu   43.82 % CuO
   Molybdenum  35.24 %  Mo   52.87 % MoO3
   Hydrogen     0.37 %  H     3.31 % H2O
   Oxygen      29.38 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3(MoO4)2(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral derived from copper and molybdenum-bearing sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
Help on Locality: Locality: Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Waldemar Lindgren (1860-1939), American mining geologist and teacher.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lindgrenite + Pronunciation Say LINDGRENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30946
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Comments: Transparent green plates of lindgrenite on matrix.
Location: Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Lindgrenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4:1:0.3852
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.613, b = 14.03, c = 5.405, Z = 2; beta = 98.383° V = 421.10 Den(Calc)= 4.29
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/n
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.5(1), 4.15(0.55), 2.67(0.4),
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Forms: ( 0 1 0) ( 1 0 0) ( 1 2 1)

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Physical Properties of Lindgrenite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect, {101} Indistinct, {100} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Green, Yellow green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.26
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Greasy (Oily)
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Lindgrenite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.094 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.087 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2294,KPDmeas= 0.231,KC= 0.211
Ncalc = 1.9 - 1.91
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.93, b=2.002, g=2.02, bire=0.0900, 2V(Calc)=50, 2V(Meas)=71. Dispersion r > v.

Calculated Properties of Lindgrenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.99 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Lindgrenite =4.29 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELindgrenite = 73.87 barns/electron
U=PELindgrenite x rElectron Density= 294.47 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Lindgrenite is Not Radioactive

Lindgrenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (48)Anhydrous Molybdates and Tungstates
  (48.03)(Basic Anhydrous)
  (48.03.01)Dana Group Lindgrenite Cu3(MoO4)2(OH)2 P 21/n 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.GB.05 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.G - Molybdates, Wolframates and Niobates
  07.GB -With additional anions and/or H2O
07.GB.05 Lindgrenite Cu3(MoO4)2(OH)2 P 21/n 2/m

Other Lindgrenite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Lindgrenite :
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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