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General Mooreite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Zn,Mn)15(SO4)2(OH)26•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,373.85 gm
   Magnesium  15.92 %  Mg   26.40 % MgO
   Manganese   6.00 %  Mn    7.75 % MnO
   Zinc       21.42 %  Zn   26.66 % ZnO
   Hydrogen    3.08 %  H    27.54 % H2O
   Sulfur      4.67 %  S    11.66 % SO3
   Oxygen     48.91 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg9Zn4.5Mn2+1.5(SO4)2(OH)26•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in zinc orebody.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
Help on Locality: Locality: Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Gideon E. Moore (1842-1895), U.S. Chemist who investigated the Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey ores.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mooreite Say MOOREITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 14188
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  Mooreite

Comments: Translucent, wedge-shaped crystals of mooreite on matrix.
Location: Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. Scale: Not Given.
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Mooreite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5477:1:0.403
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.147, b = 20.35, c = 8.202, Z = 2; beta = 92.69° V = 1,858.50 Den(Calc)= 2.45
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 5.14(1), 10.37(1), 8.29(0.9),
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Forms: ( 1 1 1) ( 0 1 0) ( 1 0 1) ( 1 0 1) ( 1 0 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Mooreite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.47
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Mooreite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.023 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.015 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2211,KPDmeas= 0.2193,KC= 0.2244
Ncalc = 1.55
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.533, b=1.545, g=1.547, bire=0.0140, 2V(Calc)=44, 2V(Meas)=50. Dispersion r > v perceptible.
 

Calculated Properties of Mooreite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.46 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Mooreite =2.45 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMooreite = 12.39 barns/electron
U=PEMooreite x rElectron Density= 30.51 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Mooreite is Not Radioactive
 

Mooreite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 31.01.03.01 (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.01)where (A+ B++)m (XO4)p Zq�x(H2O), where m:p>6:1
  (31.01.03)Dana Group
 
31.01.03.01 Mooreite (Mg,Zn,Mn)15(SO4)2(OH)26•8(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.DD.45 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.D - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  07.DD -With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
07.DD.45 Mooreite (Mg,Zn,Mn)15(SO4)2(OH)26•8(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
 

Other Mooreite 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 Mooreite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - Franklin Minerals(Palache)
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info
17 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Mooreite

(Mg,Zn,Mn)15(SO4)2(OH)26•8(H2O)
Dana No: 31.01.03.01 Strunz No: 07.DD.45
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