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Paratellurite Mineral Data

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General Paratellurite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TeO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 159.60 gm
   Tellurium  79.95 %  Te  100.00 % TeO2
   Oxygen     20.05 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TeO2
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized zone of a telluride-bearing ore deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1960
Help on Locality: Locality: Bambolla Mine, Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for it's dimorphous relationship with tellurite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paratellurite + Pronunciation Say PARATELLURITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202792
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Comments: Light yellow crystals of paratellurite in quartz.
Location: Bambolla Mine, Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Scale: Picture size 3 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Paratellurite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.58274
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.81, c = 7.613, Z = 4; V = 176.14 Den(Calc)= 6.02
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Trapezohedral H-M Symbol (4 2 2) Space Group: P 41212,P 43212
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.988(1), 3.404(0.86), 1.873(0.55),

Physical Properties of Paratellurite

Help on Color: Color: Grayish white.
Help on Density: Density: 5.6
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1 - Talc
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Paratellurite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.21 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.201) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.13 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.201) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Paratellurite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.13 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Paratellurite =6.02 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.06
Boson Index = 0.94
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEParatellurite = 287.88 barns/electron
U=PEParatellurite x rElectron Density=1,476.76 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Paratellurite is Not Radioactive

Paratellurite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.04)with a cation charge of 4+ (A++++ O2)
  (04.04.03)Dana Group Downeyite SeO2 P 4/mbc 4/m 2/m 2/m Paratellurite TeO2 P 41212,P 43212 4 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DE.25 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DE -With medium-sized cations; with various polyhedra
04.DE.25 Paratellurite TeO2 P 41212,P 43212 4 2 2

Other Paratellurite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Paratellurite :
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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