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General Schuetteite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg3(SO4)O2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 729.83 gm
   Mercury  82.45 %  Hg   89.03 % HgO
   Sulfur    4.39 %  S    10.97 % SO3
   Oxygen   13.15 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg3(SO4)O2
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed either by the oxidation of cinnabar ore exposed to sunlight, or in the bricks and remains of old mercury furnaces and condensers.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Silver Cloud mine, Ivanho district, N of Battle Mountain, Nevada. Sulfur Bank mine, end of east arm of Clear Lake, Clear Lake, Lake Co. California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Curt Nicolaus Schuette (1895-1975), American mining engineer and geologist, specialist in mercury deposits.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schuetteite + Pronunciation Say SCHUETTEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24147
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Comments: Yellow earthy schuetteite coatings.
Location: Oceanic Mine, San Luis Obispo County, California. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Schuetteite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.42149
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.07, c = 10.05, Z = 3; V = 435.05 Den(Calc)= 8.36
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Trapezohedral H-M Symbol (3 2) Space Group: P 3121
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.91(1), 3.34(0.7), 2.6(0.55),

Physical Properties of Schuetteite

Help on Color: Color: Bright canary yellow, Yellow, Orange.
Help on Density: Density: 8.18
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Thin - Flat dimensioned crystals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow

Optical Properties of Schuetteite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): greenish yellow.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): orange yellow.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.043 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.021 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1316,KPDmeas= 0.1345,KC= 0.1289
Ncalc = 2.05 - 2.08
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=2.1.

Calculated Properties of Schuetteite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.96 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Schuetteite =8.36 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.24
Boson Index = 0.76
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESchuetteite =1,401.24 barns/electron
U=PESchuetteite x rElectron Density=9,758.84 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Schuetteite is Not Radioactive

Schuetteite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (30)Anhydrous Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (30.01)where (A B)m (XO4)p Zq where m:p>2:1
  (30.01.13)Dana Group Schuetteite Hg3(SO4)O2 P 3121 3 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.BB.40 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.B - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with Additional Anions, without H2O
  07.BB -With medium-sized cations
07.BB.40 Schuetteite Hg3(SO4)O2 P 3121 3 2

Other Schuetteite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Schuetteite :
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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