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Philipsburgite Mineral Data

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General Philipsburgite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 759.97 gm
   Zinc        12.91 %  Zn   16.06 % ZnO
   Copper      37.63 %  Cu   47.10 % CuO
   Arsenic     14.79 %  As   22.68 % As2O5
   Phosphorus   2.04 %  P     4.67 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.06 %  H     9.48 % H2O
   Oxygen      31.58 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 6(Cu0.75)6(Zn0.25)(AsO4)1.5(PO4)0.5(OH)6•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in zone of secondary minerals. As analog of kipusite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Black Pine mine, Flink Creek Valley, John Long Mountains, 14.5 km west of Philipsburg, Montana, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Philipsburgite Say PHILIPSBURGITE

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Comments: Green botryoidal micro crystals of philipsburgite.
Location: Gold Hill mine, Tooele County, Utah, USA. Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
© John Veevaert

Philipsburgite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.3402:1:1.1619
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.33, b = 9.2, c = 10.69, Z = 4; beta = 96.92° V = 1,203.80 Den(Calc)= 4.19
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.559(1), 4.05(0.9), 12.2(0.8),

Physical Properties of Philipsburgite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Emerald green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.07
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Semiopaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-4 - Calcite-Fluorite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Philipsburgite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.02 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.01 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1812,KPDmeas= 0.1866,KC= 0.183
Ncalc = 1.74 - 1.77
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.729, b=1.774, g=1.775, bire=0.0460, 2V(Calc)=16, 2V(Meas)=16. Dispersion r >> v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): pale green.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): medium green.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): medium green.

Calculated Properties of Philipsburgite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.98 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Philipsburgite =4.19 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0054448374
Boson Index = 0.9945551626
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPhilipsburgite = 33.42 barns/electron
U=PEPhilipsburgite x rElectron Density= 132.85 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Philipsburgite is Not Radioactive

Philipsburgite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.02)where (AB)3 (XO4) Zq � x(H2O)
  (42.02.04)Kipushite Group Kipushite (Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6•(H2O) P 21/c 2/m Philipsburgite (Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6•(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.DA.35 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.D - Phosphates, etc
  08.DA -With small (and occasionally larger) cations
08.DA.35 Kipushite (Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6•(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
08.DA.35 Philipsburgite (Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6•(H2O) P 21/c 2/m

Other Philipsburgite Information

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