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General Sabelliite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2Zn(As,Sb)O4(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 394.13 gm
   Zinc      16.59 %  Zn   20.65 % ZnO
   Copper    32.25 %  Cu   40.37 % CuO
   Antimony   7.72 %  Sb   10.26 % Sb2O5
   Arsenic   14.26 %  As   21.87 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.77 %  H     6.86 % H2O
   Oxygen    28.42 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2ZnAs0.75Sb0.25O4(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: In a quartzitic outcrop as rare, minute crystals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The abandoned Is Murvonis Mine, Domusnovas, Iglesias district, Sadinia, Italy. Mine dumps near Schwaz, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Cesare Sabelli (1934- ) of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze, Ital.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sabelliite + Pronunciation Say SABELLIITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 80916
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Comments: Green crystalline sabelliite on matrix.
Location: West Schrofen, Brixlegg, Tirol, Austria. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Sabelliite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.89196
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.201, c = 7.315, Z = 3; V = 426.07 Den(Calc)= 4.61
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Rhombohedral H-M Symbol ( 3) Space Group: P 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.55(1), 2.522(1), 1.805(0.92),

Physical Properties of Sabelliite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Emerald green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.65
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Fine - Occurs as well-formed fine sized crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Cylindrical - Shaped like a cylinder.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Sabelliite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.021 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.013 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1734,KPDmeas= 0.1719,KC= 0.1757
Ncalc = 1.81 - 1.82
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.797, w=1.802, bire=0.0050.

Calculated Properties of Sabelliite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.32 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sabelliite =4.61 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0069398405
Boson Index = 0.9930601595
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESabelliite = 57.11 barns/electron
U=PESabelliite x rElectron Density= 246.48 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sabelliite is Not Radioactive

Sabelliite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.01)where (A++)m (XO4)p Zq, with m:p>4:1
  (41.01.02)Dana Group Theisite Cu5Zn5[(As,Sb)O4]2(OH)14 pseudo-HEX Ortho Sabelliite! Cu2Zn(As,Sb)O4(OH)3 P 3 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BE.65 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BE -With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 2:1
08.BE.65 Sabelliite! Cu2Zn(As,Sb)O4(OH)3 P 3 3

Other Sabelliite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.81,p1014,1996) OPTIC PROP.(MinRec)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Sabelliite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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