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General Poitevinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Fe++,Zn)SO4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 175.50 gm
   Zinc       3.73 %  Zn    4.64 % ZnO
   Iron       9.55 %  Fe   12.28 % FeO
   Copper    21.73 %  Cu   27.20 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.15 %  H    10.27 % H2O
   Sulfur    18.27 %  S    45.62 % SO3
   Oxygen    45.58 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu0.6Fe2+0.3Zn0.1(SO4)•(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Hat Creek, Bonaparte River, Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Theophile Eugene Poitevin (1888-1978), Canadian mineralogist, Geological Survey of Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Poitevinite + Pronunciation Say POITEVINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 79163
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  Poitevinite

Comments: Pale brown powdery poitevinite mass with pale blue chalcanthite.
Location: Bonaparte River, Kamloops District, British Columbia, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Poitevinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9922:1:1.4602
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.12, b = 5.16, c = 7.535, Z = 2; alpha = 107.06°, beta = 107.4°, gamma = 92.73° V = 181.39 Den(Calc)= 3.21
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): 3.46(1), 3.08(0.5), 4.72(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Poitevinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Pink, Light red.
Help on Density: Density: 3.3
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Powdery - Forms a loose, poorly-coherent pulverulent mass.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-3.5 - Calcite-Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Poitevinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.048 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.065 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2047,KPDmeas= 0.2016,KC= 0.1923
Ncalc = 1.62 - 1.63
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.626, b=1.671, g=1.699, bire=0.0730, 2V(Calc)=74, 2V(Meas)=75.
 

Calculated Properties of Poitevinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.24 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Poitevinite =3.30 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0051423591
Boson Index = 0.9948576409
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPoitevinite = 15.11 barns/electron
U=PEPoitevinite x rElectron Density= 48.97 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Poitevinite is Not Radioactive
 

Poitevinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 29.06.02.04 (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.06)where A XO4 � x(H2O)
  (29.06.02)Kieserite Group (Mono-hydrates)
 
29.06.02.01 Kieserite MgSO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
29.06.02.02 Szomolnokite FeSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.03 Szmikite MnSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.04 Poitevinite (Cu,Fe,Zn)SO4•(H2O) P1 1
 
29.06.02.05 Gunningite (Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.06 Dwornikite (Ni,Fe)SO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
29.06.02.07 Cobaltkieserite! CoSO4•H2O C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CB.05 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CB -With only medium-sized cations
 
07.CB.05 Gunningite (Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Dwornikite (Ni,Fe)SO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Kieserite MgSO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Poitevinite (Cu,Fe,Zn)SO4•(H2O) P1 1
 
07.CB.05 Szomolnokite FeSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Szmikite MnSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Cobaltkieserite! CoSO4•H2O C 2/c 2/m
 

Other Poitevinite 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 Poitevinite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Poitevinite

(Cu,Fe++,Zn)SO4•(H2O)
Dana No: 29.06.02.04 Strunz No: 07.CB.05
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