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Shattuckite Mineral Data

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General Shattuckite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 656.08 gm
   Copper    48.43 %  Cu   60.62 % CuO
   Silicon   17.12 %  Si   36.63 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.31 %  H     2.75 % H2O
   Oxygen    34.14 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5Si4O12(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral after malachite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
Help on Locality: Locality: Shattuck mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shattuckite + Pronunciation Say SHATTUCKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100072
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  Shattuckite   Ajoite

Comments: Dark blue, tabular crystals of shattuckite on light blue ajoite.
Location: New Cornelia mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona, USA. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

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Comments: Blue micro acicular or fibrous crystals of shattuckite to 0.1mm free standing in vug.
Location: New Cornelia mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA. Scale: Picture size 2.5 mm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

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Comments: Blue, globular aggregates of radial shattuckite crystals.
Location: Grand View Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona, USA. Scale: See Image.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Shattuckite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4984:1:0.2716
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.876, b = 19.812, c = 5.381, Z = 4; V = 1,052.86 Den(Calc)= 4.14
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pcab
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.432(1), 2.3659(0.7), 3.5(0.7),

Physical Properties of Shattuckite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect, {100} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Blue, Dark blue, Green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: pale blue

Optical Properties of Shattuckite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.093 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.003 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1892,KPDmeas= 0.2061,KC= 0.1886
Ncalc = 1.72 - 1.78
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.753, b=1.782, g=1.815, bire=0.0620
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): dark blue.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): blue.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): light blue.

Calculated Properties of Shattuckite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.98 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Shattuckite =4.14 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0081608859
Boson Index = 0.9918391141
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEShattuckite = 21.92 barns/electron
U=PEShattuckite x rElectron Density= 87.13 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Shattuckite is Not Radioactive

Shattuckite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (65)Inosilicate Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1
  (65.01)with chains P=2
  (65.01.07)Dana Group Shattuckite Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2 Pcab 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DB.40 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DB -Inosilicates with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; Pyroxene-related minerals
09.DB.40 Shattuckite Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2 Pcab 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Shattuckite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Shattuckite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
17 - YupRocks

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