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Satpaevite Mineral Data

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General Satpaevite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al12V++++2V+++++6O37•30(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,863.75 gm
   Aluminum  17.37 %  Al   32.82 % Al2O3
   Vanadium  21.87 %  V    39.04 % V2O5
   Hydrogen   3.24 %  H    29.00 % H2O
   Oxygen    57.52 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.86 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al12V5+2V5+6O37•30(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Kurumsak, Kara-Tau, Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Kanysh I. Satpaev (1899-1964), Kazakh geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Satpaevite + Pronunciation Say SATPAEVITE

Satpaevite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.926(1), 1.469(0.9), 2.366(0.9),

Physical Properties of Satpaevite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect, {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Greenish yellow, Dull yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 2.4
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Lamellar - Distinctly foliated fine-grained forms.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow

Optical Properties of Satpaevite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.05 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.2843,KC= 0.2993
Ncalc = 1.72
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.676, b=1.681, g=1.69, bire=0.0140, 2V(Calc)=74, 2V(Meas)=70.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): weak.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): weak.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): weak.

Calculated Properties of Satpaevite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.41 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Satpaevite =2.40 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0008276029
Boson Index = 0.9991723971
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESatpaevite = 4.61 barns/electron
U=PESatpaevite x rElectron Density= 11.10 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Satpaevite is Not Radioactive

Satpaevite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (47)Vanadium Oxysalts
  (47.04)(Hydrated Containing V++++ and V+++++)
  (47.04.01)Dana Group Satpaevite Al12V2V6O37•30(H2O) Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.HG.65 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.H - V[5,6] Vanadates
  04.HG -Unclassified V oxides
04.HG.65 Satpaevite Al12V2V6O37•30(H2O) Unk Ortho

Other Satpaevite 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 Satpaevite :
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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