Mineralogy Database

Oboyerite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :

General Oboyerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb6H6(Te++++O3)3(Te++++++O6)2•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,259.27 gm
   Tellurium  28.24 %  Te   35.32 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    0.45 %  H     3.99 % H2O
   Lead       55.03 %  Pb   59.28 % PbO
   Oxygen     16.29 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.58 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb6H6(TeO3)3(TeO6)2•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In an altered, mineralized shale.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Grand Central mine, Tombstone, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for O. (Oliver) Boyer, one of the men who first staked the Grand Central lode claim in the Tombstone district, Arizona, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Oboyerite + Pronunciation Say OBOYERITE

Oboyerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.8104:1:0.4544
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.249, b = 15.113, c = 6.868, Z = 2; alpha = 116.45°, beta = 98.58°, gamma = 85.82° V = 1,122.58 Den(Calc)= 6.68
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic Space Group: P1 or P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.04(1), 3.18(0.7), 2.976(0.5),

Physical Properties of Oboyerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: White, Milky white.
Help on Density: Density: 6.4
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Habit: Habit: Spherical - Spherical, rounded aggregates.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Oboyerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.195 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.147 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1874,KPDmeas= 0.1953,KC= 0.1634
Ncalc = 2.05 - 2.09
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=2.24, g=2.26, bire=0.0200

Calculated Properties of Oboyerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.59 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Oboyerite =6.67 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.14
Boson Index = 0.86
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEOboyerite =1,112.17 barns/electron
U=PEOboyerite x rElectron Density=6,212.29 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Oboyerite is Not Radioactive

Oboyerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (34)Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
  (34.08)Dana Type
  (34.08.03)Dana Group Oboyerite Pb6H6(TeO3)3(TeO6)2•2(H2O) P1 or P1 Tri
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JN.25 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JN -Tellurites with additional anions, with H2O
04.JN.25 Oboyerite Pb6H6(TeO3)3(TeO6)2•2(H2O) P1 or P1 Tri

Other Oboyerite 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 Oboyerite :
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

Search for Oboyerite using:

Web webmineral.com
[AOL] [Bing] [Dog Pile] [GeoScienceWorld] [HotBot] [Ixquick] [Lycos] [MAMMA] [Scirus] [Teoma] [WebCrawler] [Wikipedia] [YAHOO]

Visit our Advertisers for Oboyerite :

Ask about Oboyerite here :
Ask-A-Mineralogist from the Mineralogical Society of America
Mindat.org's Discussion Groups
Original Rockhounds Discussion Group
Rockhounds Discussion Group on Yahoo Groups
Mineral Discussion Forum from Fabre Minerals - also available in Espaņol

Print or Cut-and-Paste your Oboyerite Specimen Label here :


Dana No: Strunz No: 04.JN.25





Dakota Matrix
Excalibur Minerals
Exceptional Minerals
Hudson Insitute
John Betts Fine Minerals
Mc Dougall Minerals
Mineral News
Rock and Mineral Shows
Weinrich Minerals, Inc.