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General Shabynite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg5(BO3)Cl2(OH)5•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 408.34 gm
   Magnesium  29.76 %  Mg   49.35 % MgO
   Boron       2.65 %  B     8.52 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    3.21 %  H    28.68 % H2O
   Chlorine   17.36 %  Cl   17.36 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -3.92 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     47.02 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg5(BO3)Cl2(OH)5•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Korshunov skarn-magnetite deposit, Baikalia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Leonid I. Shabynin (1909-), Russian geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shabynite + Pronunciation Say SHABYNITE

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Comments: Translucent shabynite grains.
Location: Korshunovskoye Deposit, Irkutsk District, Siberia, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Shabynite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: Unk.
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 9.27(1), 2.439(0.8), 3.69(0.7),

Physical Properties of Shabynite

Help on Color: Color: Snow white.
Help on Density: Density: 2.32
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Flexible - Flexible fragments.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Shabynite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.098 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.243,KC= 0.2694
Ncalc = 1.63
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.543, b=1.571, g=1.577, bire=0.0340, 2V(Calc)=48, 2V(Meas)=49.

Calculated Properties of Shabynite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.36 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Shabynite =2.32 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEShabynite = 1.86 barns/electron
U=PEShabynite x rElectron Density= 4.40 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Shabynite is Not Radioactive

Shabynite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (26)Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (26.01)Dana Type
  (26.01.03)Dana Group Shabynite Mg5(BO3)Cl2(OH)5•4(H2O) Unk. Mono
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.AB.55 06 - BORATES
  06.A - Monoborates
  06.AB -BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.
06.AB.55 Shabynite Mg5(BO3)Cl2(OH)5•4(H2O) Unk. Mono
06.AB.55 Wightmanite Mg5(BO3)O(OH)5•2(H2O) I2/m 2/m

Other Shabynite Information

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