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Schafarzikite Mineral Data

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General Schafarzikite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++Sb+++2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 363.34 gm
   Iron      15.37 %  Fe   19.77 % FeO
   Antimony  67.02 %  Sb   80.23 % Sb2O3
   Oxygen    17.61 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+Sb2O4
Help on Environment: Environment: In oxidized antimony-bearing hydrothermal mineral deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
Help on Locality: Locality: Buca della Vena iron mine, north of Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ferenc Schafarzik (1854-1927), Hungarian mineralogist, of the Polytechnic, Budapest, Hungary.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schafarzikite + Pronunciation Say SCHAFARZIKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 4459
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Comments: Dull black irregular schafarzikite masses in white marble.
Location: Bucca della Vena Mine, Valdi Castello, Carducci, Tuscany, Italy. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Schafarzikite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.68917
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.59, c = 5.92, Z = 4; V = 436.83 Den(Calc)= 5.52
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 41/mbc
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Forms: ( 1 3 2) ( 0 1 2) ( 1 1 0) ( 1 1 1) ( 1 0 0)

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Physical Properties of Schafarzikite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Perfect, {200} Good
Help on Color: Color: Red, Reddish brown, Yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.3
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: yellowish brown

Optical Properties of Schafarzikite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.1 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 1.86 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Schafarzikite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.86 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Schafarzikite =5.52 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0033430392
Boson Index = 0.9966569608
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESchafarzikite = 228.84 barns/electron
U=PESchafarzikite x rElectron Density=1,112.49 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Schafarzikite is Not Radioactive

Schafarzikite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (45)Acid and normal Antimonites, Arsenites and Phosphites
  (45.01)with miscellaneous formulae
  (45.01.06)Dana Group Schafarzikite FeSb2O4 P 41/mbc 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JA.20 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JA -Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites; without additional anions, without H2O
04.JA.20 Kusachiite CuBi2O4 P 4/ncc 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.JA.20 Schafarzikite FeSb2O4 P 41/mbc 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.JA.20 Trippkeite CuAs2O4 P 41/mbc 4/m 2/m 2/m

Other Schafarzikite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Schafarzikite :
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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