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Nickelzippeite Mineral Data

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General Nickelzippeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni++2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•16(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,484.05 gm
   Uranium   57.49 %  U    65.22 % UO2
   Nickel     4.73 %  Ni    6.01 % NiO
   Hydrogen   1.70 %  H    15.23 % H2O
   Sulfur     3.87 %  S     9.67 % SO3
   Oxygen    32.20 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       96.14 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•16(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Happy Jack mine, White Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its composition and for Franz Xaver Maxmillian Zippe (1791-1863), Austrian mineralogist.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Nickel-zippeite - Renamed Nickelzippeite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131

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Comments: Yellow crust of nickel-zippeite on matrix.
Location: Ronneburg U deposit, Gera district, Thuringia, Germany. Scale: Picture size 4 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Nickelzippeite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.45(1), 7.1(0.93), 3.1(0.67),

Physical Properties of Nickelzippeite

Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Tan, Orange yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.3
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Earthy - Dull, clay-like texture with no visible crystalline affinities, (e.g. howlite).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)

Optical Properties of Nickelzippeite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.265 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.1831,KC= 0.1447
Ncalc = 1.62
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.745, b=1.777, g=1.84, bire=0.0950

Calculated Properties of Nickelzippeite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.80 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nickelzippeite =4.30 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0051210878
Boson Index = 0.9948789122
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENickelzippeite =1,477.88 barns/electron
U=PENickelzippeite x relectron=5,617.95 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 4,332,361.00 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Nickelzippeite per GRapi unit = 230.82 (PPB)

Nickelzippeite is Radioactive as defined in 49 CFR 173.403. Greater than 70 Bq / gram.

Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 10 cm box) 7.02 ± 1.76 grams of pure Nickelzippeite .
Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 100 cm box) 702.08 ±175.52 grams of pure Nickelzippeite .

Estimated Radioactivity from Nickelzippeite - very strong
Curies (Ci)
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 7.63 cm 102,913,603 2.78E-03 4,332,361.00 1,424.34
100 gm / 3.54 cm 10,291,360 2.78E-04 433,236.10 142.43
10 gm / 1.64 cm 1,029,136 2.78E-05 43,323.61 14.24
1 gm / 7.63 mm 102,914 2.78E-06 4,332.36 1.42
0.1 gm / 3.54 mm 10,291 2.78E-07 433.24 0.14
0.01 gm / 1.64 mm 1,029 2.78E-08 43.32 0.01
0.001 gm / 0.76 mm 103 2.78E-09 4.33 0.00

Weight of pure Nickelzippeite in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 4.30 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem

Nickelzippeite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.10.04)Zippeite Group Zippeite K4(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•4(H2O) C 2/m 2/m Natrozippeite Na4(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•4(H2O) Unk Ortho Magnesiozippeite Mg(H2O)3.5(UO2)2(SO4)O2 C 2/m 2/m Nickelzippeite Ni2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•16(H2O) Unk Ortho Zinc-zippeite Zn2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•16(H2O) Unk Ortho Cobaltzippeite Co2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•16(H2O) Unk Ortho Marecottite! Mg3(H2O)18[(UO2)4O3(SO4)2]2•10(H2O) P1 1 Pseudojohannite! Cu6.5[(UO2)4O4(SO4)2]2(OH)5•25H2O P1 or P1 Tri IMA2009-008 Y2[(UO2)8O6(SO4)4(OH)2]•26H2O P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.EC.05 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.E - Uranyl Sulfates
  07.EC -With medium-sized and large cations
07.EC.05 Cobaltzippeite Co2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•16(H2O) Unk Ortho
07.EC.05 Magnesiozippeite Mg(H2O)3.5(UO2)2(SO4)O2 C 2/m 2/m
07.EC.05 Nickelzippeite Ni2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•16(H2O) Unk Ortho
07.EC.05 Natrozippeite Na4(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•4(H2O) Unk Ortho
07.EC.05 Zinc-zippeite Zn2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•16(H2O) Unk Ortho
07.EC.05 Zippeite K4(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10•4(H2O) C 2/m 2/m

Other Nickelzippeite 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 Nickelzippeite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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