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General Pyrobelonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbMn(VO4)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 394.08 gm
   Manganese  13.94 %  Mn   18.00 % MnO
   Vanadium   12.93 %  V    23.08 % V2O5
   Hydrogen    0.26 %  H     2.29 % H2O
   Lead       52.58 %  Pb   56.64 % PbO
   Oxygen     20.30 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbMn2+(VO4)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Typically in metamorphosed Fe-Mn deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1919
Help on Locality: Locality: L�ngban mine, Bergslagen ore district, Filipstad, V�rmland (Wermland), Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "fire" and "needle", in allusion to the color and habit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pyrobelonite + Pronunciation Say PYROBELONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 22301
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  Pyrobelonite

Comments: Scanning electron microscope picture, showing idiomorphic pyrobelonite crystals (pb) growing on, and intergrown with brackebuschite (bk). (Eur. J. Mineral, 13:147).
Location: Mullock dumps lining the outcrop of the manganite vein south of Krettnich, Saarland, Germany. Scale: See Image.
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Pyrobelonite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.8039:1:0.6501
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.644, b = 9.508, c = 6.182, Z = 4; V = 449.30 Den(Calc)= 5.83
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnam
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.252(1), 2.643(0.7), 5.172(0.7),
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Forms: ( 0 3 1) ( 2 0 1) ( 1 1 1) ( 1 1 0) ( 2 2 1)

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Physical Properties of Pyrobelonite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Dark red.
Help on Density: Density: 5.377
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: red orange
 

Optical Properties of Pyrobelonite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.274 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.175 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2316,KPDmeas= 0.2511,KC= 0.197
Ncalc = 2.06 - 2.15
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=2.32, b=2.36, g=2.37, bire=0.0500, 2V(Calc)=52, 2V(Meas)=29. Dispersion r > v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): shades of brown.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): shades of brown.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): shades of brown.
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: Observable.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray with red and orange internal reflections.
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Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Pyrobelonite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   17.00   19.70 
   
 420 nm   16.70   19.30 
 440 nm   16.50   18.90 
 460 nm   16.20   18.50 
 480 nm   16.00   18.20 
 500 nm   15.70   17.80 
 520 nm   15.50   17.40 
 540 nm   15.20   17.00 
 560 nm   15.00   16.70 
 580 nm   14.80   16.50 
 600 nm   14.70   16.30 
 620 nm   14.60   16.10 
 640 nm   14.50   16.00 
 660 nm   14.30   15.80 
 680 nm   14.20   15.70 
 700 nm   14.10   15.60 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Pyrobelonite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Pyrobelonite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.06 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Pyrobelonite =5.83 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.11
Boson Index = 0.89
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPyrobelonite = 936.74 barns/electron
U=PEPyrobelonite x rElectron Density=4,739.40 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Pyrobelonite is Not Radioactive
 

Pyrobelonite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.05.02.03 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.05)where (A B)2 (XO4) Zq
  (41.05.02)Descloizite Group
 
41.05.02.01 Descloizite PbZn(VO4)(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
41.05.02.02 Mottramite PbCu(VO4)(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
41.05.02.03 Pyrobelonite PbMn(VO4)(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
41.05.02.04 Cechite Pb(Fe,Mn)(VO4)(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
41.05.02.05 Duftite-alpha PbCu(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BH.40 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BH -With medium-sized and large cations, (OH,etc.):RO4 = 1:1
 
08.BH.40 Descloizite PbZn(VO4)(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.BH.40 Cechite Pb(Fe,Mn)(VO4)(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.BH.40 Duhamelite? Pb2Cu4Bi(VO4)4(OH)3•8(H2O) Unk Ortho
 
08.BH.40 Pyrobelonite PbMn(VO4)(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.BH.40 Mottramite PbCu(VO4)(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Pyrobelonite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic4)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Pyrobelonite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
16 - WWW-MINCRYST

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PbMn(VO4)(OH)
Dana No: 41.05.02.03 Strunz No: 08.BH.40
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