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Ramanite-(Cs) Mineral Data

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General Ramanite-(Cs) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cs[B5O6(OH)4]•2H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 387.01 gm
   Cesium    34.34 %  Cs   36.41 % Cs2O
   Boron     13.97 %  B    44.97 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.08 %  H    18.62 % H2O
   Oxygen    49.61 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CsB5O6(OH)4•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Melt and fluid inclusions in a pegmatite sample from the Island of Elba, Neso-pentaborate identified by Raman spectroscopy.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: San Piero in Campo, Elba, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (1888-1970), Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 1930 for discovering the effect that bears his name.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Cesium pentaborate tetrahydrate

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  Ramanite-(Rb)   Ramanite-(Cs)   Santite

Comments: Unheated Type-B melt inclusions in graphic quartz. 1 = ramanite-(Cs), 2 = sassolite, 3 = ramanite-(Rb), 4 = santite, 5 = topaz, V = vapor. (AmMin, v93:1035).
Location: Graphic pegmatite quartz from the Island of Elba, Italy. Scale: Scale Bar 15µm.
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Ramanite-(Cs) Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6749:1:0.9789
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.13, b = 12.045, c = 11.792, Z = 4; beta = 93.34° V = 1,152.78 Den(Calc)= 2.23
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 6.023(1), 3.365(0.68), 2.943(0.55),3.278(0.49), 3.464(0.44), 3.467(0.44), 5.886(0.43), 3.321(0.34),

Physical Properties of Ramanite-(Cs)

Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent

Optical Properties of Ramanite-(Cs)

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?)
  NCalc= 1.45 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2033) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Ramanite-(Cs)

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.12 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Ramanite-(Cs) =2.23 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERamanite-(Cs) = 137.90 barns/electron
U=PERamanite-(Cs) x rElectron Density= 292.41 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Ramanite-(Cs) is Not Radioactive

Ramanite-(Cs) Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (26)Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (26.05)Dana Type
  (26.05.02)Santite Group Santite KB5O6(OH)4•2(H2O) Aba2 mm2 Ramanite-(Rb)! Rb[B5O6(OH)4]•2H2O Aba2 mm2 Ramanite-(Cs)! Cs[B5O6(OH)4]•2H2O C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.EA.10 06 - BORATES
  06.E - Pentaborates
  06.EA -Neso-pentaborates
06.EA.10 Santite KB5O6(OH)4•2(H2O) Aba2 mm2
06.EA.10 Ramanite-(Rb)! Rb[B5O6(OH)4]•2H2O Aba2 mm2
06.EA.10 Ramanite-(Cs)! Cs[B5O6(OH)4]•2H2O C 2/c 2/m

Other Ramanite-(Cs) Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, v93:1034) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v93:1034) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, v93:1034)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Ramanite-(Cs) :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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