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Moolooite Mineral Data

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General Moolooite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++(C2O4)•n(H2O) (n < 1)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 160.57 gm
   Copper    39.57 %  Cu   44.56 % Cu2O
   Hydrogen   0.63 %  H     5.61 % H2O
   Carbon    14.96 %  C    44.85 % C2O3
   Oxygen    44.84 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.02 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(C2O4)•0.5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Outcrop of copper sulfide veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Bunbury Well, Mooloo Downs, WA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Moolooite + Pronunciation Say MOOLOOITE

Moolooite Image

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Comments: Light bluish moolooite encrustation.
Location: Ibergstausee, Stempeda, S├╝dharz, Thuringia, Germany. Scale: Picture size 0.9 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Moolooite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9502:1:0.4547
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.35, b = 5.63, c = 2.56, Z = 1; V = 77.11 Den(Calc)= 3.46
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.88(1), 2.5(0.3), 2.33(0.18),

Physical Properties of Moolooite

Help on Color: Color: Blue, Green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.43
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)
Help on Streak: Streak: light blue

Optical Properties of Moolooite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.797 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.781 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2197,KPDmeas= 0.2216,KC= 0.1233
Ncalc = 1.42 - 1.43
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=1.57, g=1.95, bire=0.3800

Calculated Properties of Moolooite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.36 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Moolooite =3.46 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0018617791
Boson Index = 0.9981382209
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMoolooite = 17.33 barns/electron
U=PEMoolooite x rElectron Density= 58.24 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Moolooite is Not Radioactive

Moolooite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (50)Salts of Organic Acids
  (50.01.06)Dana Group Moolooite Cu(C2O4)•n(H2O)(n<1) Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 10.AB.15 10 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  10.A - Salts of Organic Acids
  10.AB -Oxalates
10.AB.15 Moolooite Cu(C2O4)•n(H2O)(n<1) Unk Ortho

Other Moolooite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Moolooite :
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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Cu++(C2O4)•n(H2O) (n < 1)
Dana No: Strunz No: 10.AB.15





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