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Plumbotellurite Mineral Data

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General Plumbotellurite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbTe++++O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 382.80 gm
   Tellurium  33.33 %  Te   41.69 % TeO2
   Lead       54.13 %  Pb   58.31 % PbO
   Oxygen     12.54 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb(TeO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Pseudomorphous after altaite. Dimorphous with fairbankite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Zhana-Tyube deposit, northern Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition (Pb, Te).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Plumbotellurite + Pronunciation Say PLUMBOTELLURITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Dunhamite - plumbotellurite (?)

Plumbotellurite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.613:1:0.6695
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.423, b = 13.739, c = 9.199, Z = 12; V = 1,064.54 Den(Calc)= 7.16
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.17(1), 3.099(0.35), 3.21(0.32),

Physical Properties of Plumbotellurite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Brown, Gray, Gray brown, Yellow gray.
Help on Density: Density: 7.2
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudomorphous - Occurs in the form of another mineral.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow gray

Optical Properties of Plumbotellurite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.082 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.088 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1755,KPDmeas= 0.1745,KC= 0.1614
Ncalc = 2.16
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=2.19, b=2.23, g=2.35, bire=0.1600, 2V(Calc)=64, 2V(Meas)=50.

Calculated Properties of Plumbotellurite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.94 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Plumbotellurite =7.20 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.14
Boson Index = 0.86
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPlumbotellurite =1,130.45 barns/electron
U=PEPlumbotellurite x rElectron Density=6,718.93 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Plumbotellurite is Not Radioactive

Plumbotellurite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (34)Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
  (34.01)as A++ XO3
  (34.01.04)Dana Group Plumbotellurite PbTeO3 Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JK.55 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JK -Tellurites without additional anions, without H2O
04.JK.55 Plumbotellurite PbTeO3 Unk Ortho

Other Plumbotellurite 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 Plumbotellurite :
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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