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General Planerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 751.91 gm
   Aluminum    21.53 %  Al   40.68 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  16.48 %  P    37.76 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.41 %  H    21.56 % H2O
   Oxygen      59.58 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8•4(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1862
Help on Locality: Locality: Copper mines at Gumeshevsk, Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for D. I. Planer, director of mines, Gumeshevsk, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Planerite + Pronunciation Say PLANERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Coeruleolactite - mixture of planerite + variscite + wavellite
 

Planerite Image

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  Planerite

Comments: Light green, oolitic coatings of planerite on matrix.
Location: Mauldin Mountain Quarry, Mt. Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA. Scale: Picture size 0.5 cm.
© John Veevaert

Planerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7718:1:0.8036
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.505, b = 9.723, c = 7.814, Z = 1; alpha = 111.43°, beta = 115.56°, gamma = 68.69° V = 446.09 Den(Calc)= 2.80
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.745(1), 6.829(0.9), 3.692(0.6),
 

Physical Properties of Planerite

Help on Color: Color: Bluish green, Light blue, Light green, Olive green.
Help on Density: Density: 2.68
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Subopaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Botryoidal - "Grape-like" rounded forms (e.g.. malachite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Dull
Help on Streak: Streak: blue white
 

Optical Properties of Planerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.012 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.016 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.223,KPDmeas= 0.2239,KC= 0.2266
Ncalc = 1.61
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), b=1.6
 

Calculated Properties of Planerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.71 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Planerite =2.68 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0002896002
Boson Index = 0.9997103998
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPlanerite = 1.46 barns/electron
U=PEPlanerite x rElectron Density= 3.97 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Planerite is Not Radioactive
 

Planerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 42.09.03.06 (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.09)where (A)3 (XO4)2 Zq � x(H2O)
  (42.09.03)Turquoise Group
 
42.09.03.01 Turquoise CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 
42.09.03.02 Coeruleolactite (Ca,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4-5(H2O) P1 1
 
42.09.03.03 Faustite (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 
42.09.03.04 Chalcosiderite CuFe6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 
42.09.03.05 Aheylite (Fe,Zn)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 
42.09.03.06 Planerite Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.DD.15 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.D - Phosphates, etc
  08.DD -With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 2:1
 
08.DD.15 Aheylite (Fe,Zn)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 
08.DD.15 Chalcosiderite CuFe6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 
08.DD.15 Faustite (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 
08.DD.15 Planerite Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 
08.DD.15 Turquoise CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) P1 1
 

Other Planerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) 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 Planerite :
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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Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8•4(H2O)
Dana No: 42.09.03.06 Strunz No: 08.DD.15
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