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General Nantokite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuCl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 99.00 gm
   Copper    64.19 %  Cu   72.27 % Cu2O
   Chlorine  35.81 %  Cl   35.81 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -8.08 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuCl
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1867
Help on Locality: Locality: Nantoko, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its location.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nantokite + Pronunciation Say NANTOKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 78270
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Nantokite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.418, Z = 4; V = 159.04 Den(Calc)= 4.13
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hextetrahedral H-M Symbol (4 3m) Space Group: F43m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.12(1), 1.915(0.55), 1.633(0.3),

Physical Properties of Nantokite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Good, {010} Good, {100} Good
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White, Grayish, Green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.93
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to subtranslucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-2.5 - Gypsum-Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Nantokite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.93.

Calculated Properties of Nantokite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.84 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nantokite =4.13 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0
Boson Index = 1
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENantokite = 31.47 barns/electron
U=PENantokite x rElectron Density= 120.79 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nantokite is Not Radioactive

Nantokite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (09)Anhydrous and Hydrated Halides
  (09.01)where A X
  (09.01.07)Nantokite Series Nantokite CuCl F43m 4 3m Miersite (Ag,Cu)I F43m 4 3m Marshite CuI F43m 4 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.AA.05 03 - HALIDES
  03.A - Simple Halides, Without H2O
  03.AA -M:X = 1:1, 2:3, 3:5, etc.
03.AA.05 Marshite CuI F43m 4 3m
03.AA.05 Nantokite CuCl F43m 4 3m
03.AA.05 Miersite (Ag,Cu)I F43m 4 3m

Other Nantokite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Nantokite :
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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