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General Partzite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 485.61 gm
   Copper    26.17 %  Cu   29.47 % Cu2O
   Antimony  50.14 %  Sb   60.03 % Sb2O3
   Hydrogen   0.62 %  H     5.56 % H2O
   Oxygen    23.06 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.06 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2Sb2O4(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Weathered zones in deposits containing copper-antimony sulfosalts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1867
Help on Locality: Locality: Blind Spring Hill district, 2 miles SE of Benton, Mono Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for A. F. W. Partz, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Partzite Say PARTZITE
 

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  Partzite

Comments: Light to dark green partzite encrustations with sky-blue chrysocolla and limonite gossan matrix.
Location: Comanche mine, Blind Spring Hill, Benton, Mono Co., California, USA. Scale: 5.5 x 3.5 x 4cm.
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Partzite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.25, Z = 8; V = 1,076.89 Den(Calc)= 5.99
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.95(1), 5.91(0.9), 1.81(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Partzite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Olive green, Black.
Help on Density: Density: 5.95
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Uneven - Uneven fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-4 - Calcite-Fluorite
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow green
 

Optical Properties of Partzite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.427 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.431 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1194,KPDmeas= 0.1202,KC= 0.2097
Ncalc = 2.25 - 2.26
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.61-1.82.
 

Calculated Properties of Partzite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.37 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Partzite =5.95 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0001116356
Boson Index = 0.9998883644
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPartzite = 175.73 barns/electron
U=PEPartzite x rElectron Density= 943.07 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Partzite is Not Radioactive
 

Partzite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 44.01.01.07 (44)Antimonates
  (44.01)(A)2 (X2 O6) (O,OH,F)
  (44.01.01)Stibiconite Group
 
44.01.01.01 Stibiconite SbSb2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.02 Bindheimite Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.03 Romeite (Ca,Fe,Mn,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O6(O,OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.03a Lewisite? (Ca,Fe,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.04 Monimolite (Pb,Ca)2Sb2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.05 Stetefeldtite Ag2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.06 Bismutostibiconite Bi(Sb,Fe)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.07 Partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7(?) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DH.20 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DH -With large (� medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
04.DH.20 Bismutostibiconite Bi(Sb,Fe)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Bindheimite Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Monimolite (Pb,Ca)2Sb2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7(?) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Stetefeldtite Ag2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Romeite (Ca,Fe,Mn,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O6(O,OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Stibiconite SbSb2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Partzite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) 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 Partzite :
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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Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7 (?)
Dana No: 44.01.01.07 Strunz No: 04.DH.20
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