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Sarabauite Mineral Data

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General Sarabauite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaSb10O10S6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,609.97 gm
   Calcium    2.49 %  Ca
   Antimony  75.62 %  Sb
   Sulfur    11.95 %  S
   Oxygen     9.94 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaSb10O10S6
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Sarabau mine, Sarawak.Borneo. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sarabauite + Pronunciation Say SARABAUITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30553
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Comments: Deep red crystalline sarabauite in matrix.
Location: Sarabau Mine, Sarawak Province, Borneo. Scale: 2.2x1.2x1 cm.
© Richard Dale / Dale Minerals

Sarabauite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =4.487:1:2.9837
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 25.37, b = 5.654, c = 16.87, Z = 4; beta = 117.58° V = 2,144.89 Den(Calc)= 4.99
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): 3.215(1), 2.817(0.88), 3.466(0.78),

Physical Properties of Sarabauite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Carmine red, Red.
Help on Density: Density: 4.8
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous
Help on Streak: Streak: orange

Optical Properties of Sarabauite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), 2V(Meas)=near 90.
  NCalc= 1.04 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.0073) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 1.04 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.0073) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): reddish yellow.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): brownish red.

Calculated Properties of Sarabauite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.38 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sarabauite =4.99 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0009775799
Boson Index = 0.9990224201
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESarabauite = 254.62 barns/electron
U=PESarabauite x rElectron Density=1,114.30 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sarabauite is Not Radioactive

Sarabauite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.13.02)Dana Group Sarabauite CaSb10O10S6 C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.MA.10 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.M -
  02.MA -Oxysulfosalts of Alkalies and Alkali Earths
02.MA.10 Sarabauite CaSb10O10S6 C 2/c 2/m

Other Sarabauite 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 Sarabauite :
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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