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General Salesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(IO3)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 255.46 gm
   Copper    24.88 %  Cu   31.14 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.39 %  H     3.53 % H2O
   Iodine    49.68 %  I    65.34 % I2O5
   Oxygen    25.05 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(IO3)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in oxidized copper ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Reno H. Sales (1876-1969), chief geologist, Anaconda Copper Mining Co.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Salesite Say SALESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16944
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Comments: Blue, prismatic crystal of Salesite in matrix.
Location: Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Salesite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.6088:1:0.7138
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.773, b = 6.696, c = 4.78, Z = 4; V = 344.81 Den(Calc)= 4.92
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P nma
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.66(1), 2.64(0.4), 1.83(0.35),
Help on Forms: Forms:

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Drag2 - Resize

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I - Indicies
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F - Fit to Screen
M - Menu

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Forms: ( 0 1 0) ( 1 1 1) ( 0 1 1) ( 5 5 2) ( 1 1 0) ( 1 3 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Salesite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Blue green, Dark green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.77
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Salesite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.065 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.032 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1986,KPDmeas= 0.2048,KC= 0.1923
Ncalc = 1.92 - 1.95
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.786, b=2.07, g=2.075, bire=0.2890, 2V(Calc)=12, 2V(Meas)=0-5. Dispersion r > v extreme.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): light bluish green.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): bluish green.

Calculated Properties of Salesite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.43 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Salesite =4.92 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0001208429
Boson Index = 0.9998791571
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESalesite = 197.46 barns/electron
U=PESalesite x rElectron Density= 874.70 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Salesite is Not Radioactive

Salesite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (22)Iodates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (22.01)with miscellaneous formulae
  (22.01.01)Dana Group Salesite Cu(IO3)(OH) P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.KB.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.K - Iodates
  04.KB -Iodates with additional anions, without H2O
04.KB.05 Salesite Cu(IO3)(OH) P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Salesite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Salesite :
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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