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General Newberyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg(PO3OH)•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 174.33 gm
   Magnesium   13.94 %  Mg   23.12 % MgO
   Phosphorus  17.77 %  P    40.71 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     4.05 %  H    36.17 % H2O
   Oxygen      64.24 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(PO3OH)•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in caves, formed directly from bat guano.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
Help on Locality: Locality: Skipton lava tube caves, 40 km southwest of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for James Cosmo Newbery (1843-1895), geologist, Melbourne, Australia, who initially found the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Newberyite + Pronunciation Say NEWBERYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31281
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  Dittmarite   Newberyite

Comments: Translucent crystalline dittmaritewith more opaque newberyite.
Location: Skipton Caves, Victoria, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

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  Hannayite   Newberyite

Comments: Translucent white prismatic crystals of hannayite on brown newberyite.
Location: Skipton Caves, Victoria, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

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  Monetite   Newberyite

Comments: Tan coatings of monetite on white newberyite pseudomorphous after struvite crystal.
Location: Mono Lake, Mono County, California, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

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  Newberyite

Comments: Crudely formed crystal newberyite aggregate.
Location: Skipton Caves, near Balarat, Victoria, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Newberyite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9563:1:0.9375
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.215, b = 10.681, c = 10.014, Z = 8; V = 1,092.59 Den(Calc)= 2.12
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P bca
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.041(1), 3.462(0.66), 3.086(0.54),
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Forms: ( 1 0 2) ( 0 1 0) ( 0 2 1) ( 1 1 1) ( 1 0 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Newberyite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect, {001} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Gray brown, Grayish.
Help on Density: Density: 2.1
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-3.5 - Calcite-Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Newberyite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.019 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.009 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2459,KPDmeas= 0.2483,KC= 0.2437
Ncalc = 1.51 - 1.52
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.514, b=1.517, g=1.533, bire=0.0190, 2V(Calc)=48, 2V(Meas)=45.
 

Calculated Properties of Newberyite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.19 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Newberyite =2.12 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENewberyite = 1.25 barns/electron
U=PENewberyite x rElectron Density= 2.73 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Newberyite is Not Radioactive
 

Newberyite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 39.01.06.01 (39)Hydrated Acid Phosphates, etc
  (39.01)A+ [HXO4] � x(H2O)
  (39.01.06)Dana Group
 
39.01.06.01 Newberyite Mg(PO3OH)•3(H2O) P bca 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.CE.10 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.C - Phosphates without Additional Anions, with H2O
  08.CE -With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O � 1:2.5
 
08.CE.10 Newberyite Mg(PO3OH)•3(H2O) P bca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Newberyite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) 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 Newberyite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Newberyite

Mg(PO3OH)•3(H2O)
Dana No: 39.01.06.01 Strunz No: 08.CE.10
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