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Lishizhenite Mineral Data

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General Lishizhenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnFe+++2(SO4)4•14(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 813.55 gm
   Zinc       8.04 %  Zn   10.00 % ZnO
   Iron      13.73 %  Fe   19.63 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen   3.47 %  H    31.00 % H2O
   Sulfur    15.77 %  S    39.37 % SO3
   Oxygen    59.00 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnFe3+2(SO4)4•14(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cavities and veinlets in anhydrite in the oxidation zone of a Pb�Zn deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: Xitieshan Pb-Zn mine, south of Mt. Qilianshan, Chaidamu, Qinghai Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Li Shizhen (1518-1593), famous Chinese pharmacologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lishizhenite + Pronunciation Say LISHIZHENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-002

Lishizhenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4233:1:0.4124
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.477, b = 15.298, c = 6.309, Z = 1; alpha = 90.2°, beta = 101.11°, gamma = 93.97° V = 611.94 Den(Calc)= 2.21
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.79(1), 3.51(0.78), 5.07(0.7),

Physical Properties of Lishizhenite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Yellow brown, Light violet.
Help on Density: Density: 2.206
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Lishizhenite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.003 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.004 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2516,KPDmeas= 0.252,KC= 0.2527
Ncalc = 1.56
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.522, b=1.568, g=1.578, bire=0.0560, 2V(Calc)=48, 2V(Meas)=47.

Calculated Properties of Lishizhenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.25 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Lishizhenite =2.21 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0076768357
Boson Index = 0.9923231643
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELishizhenite = 8.76 barns/electron
U=PELishizhenite x rElectron Density= 19.66 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Lishizhenite is Not Radioactive

Lishizhenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.07)where A (B)2 (XO4)4 � x(H2O)
  (29.07.02)Dana Group Romerite FeFe2(SO4)4•14(H2O) P1 1 Lishizhenite ZnFe2(SO4)4•14(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CB.75 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CB -With only medium-sized cations
07.CB.75 Lishizhenite ZnFe2(SO4)4•14(H2O) P1 1
07.CB.75 Romerite FeFe2(SO4)4•14(H2O) P1 1

Other Lishizhenite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) PHYS. PROP.(37th List of New Min.,Min. Mag.,1996) OPTIC PROP.(37th List of New Min.,Min. Mag.,19)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Lishizhenite :
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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