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General Metadelrioite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaSrV2O6(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 377.61 gm
   Strontium  23.20 %  Sr   27.44 % SrO
   Calcium    10.61 %  Ca   14.85 % CaO
   Vanadium   26.98 %  V    48.17 % V2O5
   Hydrogen    1.07 %  H     9.54 % H2O
   Oxygen     38.13 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaSrV5+2O6(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Coatings on sandstone intergrown with delrioite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Jo Dandy mine, Montrose County, Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the lower hydrate of delrioite which was named for Andres M. del Rio (1764-1849), Mexican mineralogist, who discovered vanadium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Metadelrioite + Pronunciation Say METADELRIOITE

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  Metadelrioite   Delrioite

Comments: Yellow metadelrioite and delrioite, with orange rossite/metarossite on a sandstone matrix. See inset image.
Location: Jo Dandy Mine, Montrose CO., USA. Scale: 6 1/4" x 5 1/2".
© Chris Wright / Wrights Rock Shop

Metadelrioite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.876:1:0.6104
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.343, b = 8.382, c = 5.117, Z = 2; alpha = 119.65°, beta = 90.27°, gamma = 102.82° V = 266.88 Den(Calc)= 4.70
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): 3.457(1), 4.944(1), 4.732(0.8),

Physical Properties of Metadelrioite

Help on Color: Color: Pale yellow green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.3
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: pale yellow green

Optical Properties of Metadelrioite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.27 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2672) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.15 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2672) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Metadelrioite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.52 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Metadelrioite =4.74 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMetadelrioite = 32.30 barns/electron
U=PEMetadelrioite x rElectron Density= 145.98 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Metadelrioite is Not Radioactive

Metadelrioite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (47)Vanadium Oxysalts
  (47.01)(Normal VO3)
  (47.01.02)Delrioite Group Delrioite CaSrV2O6(OH)2•3(H2O) I/a or I2/a 2/m Metadelrioite CaSrV2O6(OH)2•(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.HG.40 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.H - V[5,6] Vanadates
  04.HG -Unclassified V oxides
04.HG.40 Metadelrioite CaSrV2O6(OH)2•(H2O) P1 1

Other Metadelrioite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Metadelrioite :
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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