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Nordenskioldine Mineral Data

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General Nordenskioldine Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaSnB2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 276.40 gm
   Calcium  14.50 %  Ca   20.29 % CaO
   Tin      42.95 %  Sn   54.52 % SnO2
   Boron     7.82 %  B    25.19 % B2O3
   Oxygen   34.73 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaSnB2O6
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
Help on Locality: Locality: Aro, Langesundsfjord, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nils A. E. Nordenski�ld (1832-1901), Swedish mineralogist and Arctic explorer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nordenskioldine + Pronunciation Say NORDENSKIOLDINE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Nordenskioeldine

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  Nordenskioldine   Magnetite

Comments: Colorless to white bladed crystals of nordenskiöldine with black magnetite.
Location: Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Gallery, Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Nordenskioldine Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:3.28044
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.853, c = 15.92, Z = 3; V = 324.71 Den(Calc)= 4.24
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Rhombohedral H-M Symbol ( 3) Space Group: R 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.804(1), 2.892(1), 3.707(0.6),
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Physical Properties of Nordenskioldine

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Perfect, {1011} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.2
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5-6 - Knife Blade-Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly

Optical Properties of Nordenskioldine

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.02 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.029 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1696,KPDmeas= 0.1712,KC= 0.1747
Ncalc = 1.73 - 1.74
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.66, w=1.778, bire=0.1180.

Calculated Properties of Nordenskioldine

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.89 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nordenskioldine =4.20 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENordenskioldine = 129.70 barns/electron
U=PENordenskioldine x rElectron Density= 504.53 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nordenskioldine is Not Radioactive

Nordenskioldine Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (24)Borates - Anhydrous
  (24.03)where (A)m (B)n [XO3]p
  (24.03.03)Dana Group Nordenskioldine CaSnB2O6 R 3 3 Tusionite MnSn(BO3)2 R 3 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.AA.15 06 - BORATES
  06.A - Monoborates
  06.AA -BO3, without additional anions; 1(D)
06.AA.15 Nordenskioldine CaSnB2O6 R 3 3
06.AA.15 Tusionite MnSn(BO3)2 R 3 3

Other Nordenskioldine 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 Nordenskioldine :
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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