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Rodalquilarite Mineral Data

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General Rodalquilarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: H3Fe+++2(Te++++O3)4Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 850.55 gm
   Iron       13.13 %  Fe   18.78 % Fe2O3
   Tellurium  60.01 %  Te   75.06 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    0.12 %  H     1.06 % H2O
   Chlorine    4.17 %  Cl    4.17 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -0.94 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     22.57 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.12 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: HFe3+2(TeO3)4Cl
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1968
Help on Locality: Locality: Rodalquilar gold deposit, Almeria, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rodalquilarite + Pronunciation Say RODALQUILARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 50706
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Comments: Green crystals of rodalquilarite on matrix.
Location: Tombstone, Tombstone District, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA. Scale: Picture size 4 m.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

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  Schieffelinite   Rodalquilarite

Comments: Creamy white Schieffelinite with minor green rodalquilarite.
Location: Tombstone, Tombstone District, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA. Scale: Picture size 6 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Rodalquilarite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.75:1:1.3051
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.89, b = 5.08, c = 6.63, Z = 1; alpha = 103.2°, beta = 107.1°, gamma = 77.87° V = 272.40 Den(Calc)= 5.18
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic Space Group: P1 or P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.24(1), 2.62(0.8), 3.31(0.6),

Physical Properties of Rodalquilarite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Grass green, Emerald green.
Help on Density: Density: 5.05 - 5.15, Average = 5.09
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Greasy (Oily)
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Rodalquilarite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.006 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2242,KPDmeas= 0.2255,KC= 0.2268
Ncalc = 2.15 - 2.17
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=2.1, g=2.2, bire=0.1000, 2V(Meas)=38.

Calculated Properties of Rodalquilarite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.49 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Rodalquilarite =5.10 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.05
Boson Index = 0.95
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERodalquilarite = 214.02 barns/electron
U=PERodalquilarite x rElectron Density= 959.92 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Rodalquilarite is Not Radioactive

Rodalquilarite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (34)Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
  (34.06)Dana Type
  (34.06.02)Dana Group Rodalquilarite H3Fe2(TeO3)4Cl P1 or P1 Tri
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JL.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JL -Tellurites with additional anions, without H2O
04.JL.05 Rodalquilarite H3Fe2(TeO3)4Cl P1 or P1 Tri

Other Rodalquilarite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Rodalquilarite :
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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