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Peterbaylissite Mineral Data

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General Peterbaylissite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg+3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 714.82 gm
   Mercury   84.19 %  Hg   87.54 % Hg2O
   Hydrogen   0.71 %  H     6.30 % H2O
   Carbon     1.68 %  C     6.16 % CO2
   Oxygen    13.43 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: On altered serpentinite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: A small prospect pit near the long abandoned Clear Creek mercury mines, New Idria district, San Benito County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Peter Bayliss, Prof. emeritus of Mineralogy, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Peterbaylissite + Pronunciation Say PETERBAYLISSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1993-041
 

Peterbaylissite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9991:1:0.9628
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.13, b = 11.139, c = 10.725, Z = 8; V = 1,329.65 Den(Calc)= 7.14
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pcab
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.648(1), 2.969(0.7), 2.419(0.6),
 

Physical Properties of Peterbaylissite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Black, Dark red brown.
Help on Density: Density: 7.14
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Irregular - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an irregular pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: dark brownish black
 

Optical Properties of Peterbaylissite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.04 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.04 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1541,KPDmeas= 0.1541,KC= 0.1605
Ncalc = 2.15
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=2.1
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak, dark gray to brown.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: Weak to moderate.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray with slight bluish tinge.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Peterbaylissite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   12.00   13.20 
   
 420 nm   11.80   12.80 
 440 nm   11.60   12.60 
 460 nm   11.50   12.30 
 480 nm   11.30   12.10 
 500 nm   11.20   11.90 
 520 nm   11.10   11.70 
 540 nm   11.00   11.60 
 560 nm   10.90   11.50 
 580 nm   10.90   11.50 
 600 nm   10.80   11.40 
 620 nm   10.70   11.30 
 640 nm   10.80   11.20 
 660 nm   10.60   11.20 
 680 nm   10.60   11.20 
 700 nm   10.60   11.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Peterbaylissite in Air
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Intensity
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Calculated Properties of Peterbaylissite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.97 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Peterbaylissite =7.14 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.25
Boson Index = 0.75
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPeterbaylissite =1,424.38 barns/electron
U=PEPeterbaylissite x rElectron Density=8,508.07 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Peterbaylissite is Not Radioactive
 

Peterbaylissite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16b.04.04.01 (16b)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.04)where (A)m (B)n (XO3)p Zq � x(H2O), with (m+n):p=8:1
  (16b.04.04)Dana Group
 
16b.04.04.01 Peterbaylissite Hg3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O) Pcab 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
16b.04.04.02 Clearcreekite! Hg3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.DC.25 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.D - Carbonates with Additional Anions, with H2O
  05.DC -With large cations
 
05.DC.25 Peterbaylissite Hg3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O) Pcab 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Peterbaylissite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.80,p1074,1995) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic5)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Peterbaylissite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
9 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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Peterbaylissite

Hg+3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O)
Dana No: 16b.04.04.01 Strunz No: 05.DC.25
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