Mineralogy Database

Paratooite-(La) Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :
  
Advertisment

General Paratooite-(La) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: REE3(Ca,Sr)2NaCu(CO3)8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,146.77 gm
   Sodium          2.54 %  Na    3.42 % Na2O
   Strontium       2.78 %  Sr    3.28 % SrO
   Calcium         5.60 %  Ca    7.84 % CaO
   Lanthanum      23.42 %  La   27.47 % La2O3
   Praeseodymium   6.89 %  Pr    8.07 % Pr2O3
   Samarium        0.56 %  Sm    0.65 % Sm2O3
   Gadolinium      0.73 %  Gd    0.84 % Gd2O3
   Yttrium         0.58 %  Y     0.74 % Y2O3
   Copper          4.77 %  Cu    5.97 % CuO
   Carbon          9.06 %  C    33.21 % CO2
   Neodymium       7.26 %  Nd    8.46 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen         35.56 %  O
   Fluorine        0.25 %  F     0.25 % F
                    -   %   F    -0.10 % -O=F2    
                 ______        ______ 
                 100.00 %      100.09 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: La3.62Ca3Na2.37Nd1.08Pr1.05Sr0.68Y0.14Gd0.1Sm0.08Cu1.61C16.2O47.72F0.28
Help on Environment: Environment: Hosted by the Auburn dolomite, a lenticular silty carbonaceous dolomite in the upper Burra group (Torrensian).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Paratoo copper mine, near Yunta, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-020
 

Paratooite-(La) Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7874:1:0.5649
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.0862, b = 12.8088, c = 7.236, Z = 1; V = 934.83 Den(Calc)= 3.81
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal H-M Symbol (2 2 2) Space Group: P 222 or P 2221
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.94(1), 1.97(0.56), 5.04(0.53),2.53(0.52), 4.8(0.49), 3.96(0.43), 3.48(0.343),
 

Physical Properties of Paratooite-(La)

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Fair
Help on Color: Color: Pale blue.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Habit: Habit: Wheat Sheaf - Bundle shaped aggregates resembling wheat sheafs after hand reaping wheat.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: pale blue
 

Optical Properties of Paratooite-(La)

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= -0.028 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1796,KC= 0.1748
Ncalc = 1.67
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.605, b=1.696, g=1.752, bire=0.1470
 

Calculated Properties of Paratooite-(La)

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.51 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Paratooite-(La) =3.81 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEParatooite-(La) = 203.22 barns/electron
U=PEParatooite-(La) x relectron= 714.10 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 38,265.53 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Paratooite-(La) per GRapi unit = 26.13 (PPM)

Paratooite-(La) 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) 794.88 ±198.72 grams of pure Paratooite-(La) .

Estimated Radioactivity from Paratooite-(La) - weak
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 7.94 cm 871,268 2.35E-05 38,265.53 12.58
100 gm / 3.69 cm 87,127 2.35E-06 3,826.55 1.26
10 gm / 1.71 cm 8,713 2.35E-07 382.66 0.13
1 gm / 7.94 mm 871 2.35E-08 38.27 0.01
0.1 gm / 3.69 mm 87 2.35E-09 3.83 0.00
0.01 gm / 1.71 mm 9 2.35E-10 0.38 0.00
0.001 gm / 0.79 mm 1 2.35E-11 0.04 0.00

Weight of pure Paratooite-(La) in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 3.81 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
Estimated Thorium Activity ( 1.94 % Th) From Sum REE Elements (38.86 % REE)
 

Paratooite-(La) Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 14.04.02.02 (14)Anhydrous Carbonates
  (14.04)with Compound Formula A+2 B++2 (CO3)4
  (14.04.02)Dana Group
 
14.04.02.01 Sahamalite-(Ce) (Mg,Fe)Ce2(CO3)4 P 21/a 2/m
 
14.04.02.02 Paratooite-(La)! REE3(Ca,Sr)2NaCu(CO3)8 P 222 or P 2221 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.AD.20 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.A - Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
  05.AD -With rare-earth elements (REE)
 
05.AD.20 Paratooite-(La)! REE3(Ca,Sr)2NaCu(CO3)8 P 222 or P 2221 2 2 2
 

Other Paratooite-(La) Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, v91, p1455) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v91, p1455) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, v91, p1455)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Paratooite-(La) :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

Search for Paratooite-(La) using:

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

Visit our Advertisers for Paratooite-(La) :

Ask about Paratooite-(La) 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 Paratooite-(La) Specimen Label here :

Paratooite-(La)

REE3(Ca,Sr)2NaCu(CO3)8
Dana No: 14.04.02.02 Strunz No: 05.AD.20
Locality:

 

Notes:

 

 
   
 


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