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General Reinerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn3(As+++O3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 442.01 gm
   Zinc     44.38 %  Zn   55.24 % ZnO
   Arsenic  33.90 %  As   44.76 % As2O3
   Oxygen   21.72 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn3(AsO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Deep oxidation zone in a dolostone-hosted hydrothermal polymetallic ore deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Willy Reiner (1895-1965), Senior Chemist, Tsumeb Corporation, Tsumeb, Namibia, who analyzed this material.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Reinerite + Pronunciation Say REINERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 10400
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Comments: Sky blue fiberous vein fillings of reinerite in matrix.
Location: Tsumeb, Namibia.. Scale: Specimen Size 3.8 cm Tall.
© William Pinch

Reinerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4228:1:0.5421
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.092, b = 14.407, c = 7.811, Z = 4; V = 685.55 Den(Calc)= 4.28
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pbam
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4(1), 2.644(0.8), 3.2(0.8),

Physical Properties of Reinerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Good, {011} Good, {111} Good
Help on Color: Color: Blue, Light yellow green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.27
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Adamantine

Optical Properties of Reinerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.047 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.049 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.183,KPDmeas= 0.1835,KC= 0.1925
Ncalc = 1.82
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.74, b=1.79, g=1.82, bire=0.0800

Calculated Properties of Reinerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.94 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Reinerite =4.27 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEReinerite = 46.71 barns/electron
U=PEReinerite x rElectron Density= 184.11 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Reinerite is Not Radioactive

Reinerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (45)Acid and normal Antimonites, Arsenites and Phosphites
  (45.01)with miscellaneous formulae
  (45.01.01)Dana Group Reinerite Zn3(AsO3)2 Pbam 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JA.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JA -Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites; without additional anions, without H2O
04.JA.10 Reinerite Zn3(AsO3)2 Pbam 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Reinerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) 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 Reinerite :
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 - HyperPhysics
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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