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Ordonezite Mineral Data

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General Ordonezite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnSb2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 404.89 gm
   Zinc      16.15 %  Zn   20.10 % ZnO
   Antimony  60.14 %  Sb   79.90 % Sb2O5
   Oxygen    23.71 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnSb2O6
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Santin mine, Santa Catarina, Guanajuato, Mexico Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ezequiel Ordonez (1867-1950), Mexican geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ordonezite + Pronunciation Say ORDONEZITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30409
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Comments: Greenish, glassy crystals of ordonezite.
Location: Santin mine, Guanajuato, Mexico. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Ordonezite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.98409
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.652, c = 9.23, Z = 2; V = 199.75 Den(Calc)= 6.73
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 41/mnm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.72(1), 3.26(0.9), 2.55(0.8),

Physical Properties of Ordonezite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Yellow green, Light brown, Dark brown, Olive green.
Help on Density: Density: 6.635
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6.5 - Pyrite
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: greenish gray

Optical Properties of Ordonezite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.07 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.083 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1412,KPDmeas= 0.1432,KC= 0.154
Ncalc = 2.02 - 2.04
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), e=1.95.

Calculated Properties of Ordonezite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.90 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Ordonezite =6.64 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0067353911
Boson Index = 0.9932646089
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEOrdonezite = 207.62 barns/electron
U=PEOrdonezite x rElectron Density=1,224.87 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Ordonezite is Not Radioactive

Ordonezite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (44)Antimonates
  (44.02)A (X2 O6)
  (44.02.01)Bystromite Group Bystromite MgSb2O6 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m Ordonezite ZnSb2O6 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m Tripuhyite FeSbO4 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DB.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DB -With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
04.DB.10 Bystromite MgSb2O6 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.DB.10 Tapiolite-(Fe) (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.DB.10 Ordonezite ZnSb2O6 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.DB.10 Tapiolite-(Mn) (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.DB.10 Tapiolite* (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6 P 41/mnm 4/m 2/m 2/m

Other Ordonezite 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 Ordonezite :
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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