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Pautovite Mineral Data

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General Pautovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CsFe2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 336.73 gm
   Cesium     35.92 %  Cs
   Potassium   0.23 %  K
   Rubidium    1.27 %  Rb
   Thallium    0.61 %  Tl
   Iron       33.50 %  Fe
   Sulfur     28.47 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cs0.91Rb0.05K0.02Tl0.01Fe2+2.02S2.99
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal assemblage typically as an overgrowth on needle-shaped to hair-like crystals of belovite-(Ce). Cs-dominant analogue of rasvumite and picotpaulite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Palitra peralkaline pegmatite, Lovozero, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name for Leonid Anatol'evich Pautov, a Russian mineralogist affiliated with the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2004-005

Pautovite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.8427:1:0.4877
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.477, b = 11.245, c = 5.485, Z = 4; V = 584.53 Den(Calc)= 3.83
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: C mcm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.69(0.3)(200 ), 4.28(0.2)(111 ), 2.981(1)(221 ),2.723(0.4)(002 ), 2.629(0.15)(311 ), 2.003(0.3)(312,151,421), 1.91(0.6)(042,060 ), 1.862(0.2)(510,350 ), 1.785(0.3)(402 ),

Physical Properties of Pautovite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Perfect, {110} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Dark steel gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Plastic - Splintery - Thin, soft flexable, elongated fractures produced by intersecting good cleavages or partings (e.g. hornblende).
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic - Dull

Optical Properties of Pautovite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Yes with no internal reflections.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: Strong.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Grayish white to gray.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Grayish-white to grey with slight pink tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Pautovite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   13.95   24.60 
 546 nm   14.65   23.45 
 589 nm   15.15   24.55 
 650 nm   16.00   27.05 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Pautovite in Air
   0%   70% 100% 140% 210% 280% 350% 420% 490% 560% 630%

Calculated Properties of Pautovite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.49 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Pautovite =3.83 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0092381226
Boson Index = 0.9907618774
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPautovite = 173.66 barns/electron
U=PEPautovite x relectron= 606.21 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 493.81 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Pautovite per GRapi unit = 0.20 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Pautovite - barely detectable


Pautovite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.09)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.09.11)Dana Group Rasvumite KFe2S3 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m Pautovite! CsFe2S3 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.FB.20 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.F - Sulfides of Arsenic, Alkalies; Sulfides with Halide, Oxide, Hydroxide, H2O
  02.FB -With Alkalies (without Cl, etc.)
02.FB.20 Rasvumite KFe2S3 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.FB.20 Pautovite! CsFe2S3 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Pautovite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, v91, p712) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v91, p712) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, v91, p712)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Pautovite :
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

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