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Shcherbinaite Mineral Data

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General Shcherbinaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: V2O5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 181.88 gm
   Vanadium  56.02 %  V   100.00 % V2O5
   Oxygen    43.98 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: V5+2O5
Help on Environment: Environment: Fumaroles in the coupla of the volcano.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: Bezymyanni volcano, Kamchatka, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vladimir V. Shcherbina (1907-1978), Russian geochemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shcherbinaite + Pronunciation Say SHCHERBINAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 15798
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Comments: Yellow-brown acicular crystals of shcherbinaite.
Location: Ronneburg U deposit, Gera district, Thuringia, Germany. Scale: Picture size 1.4 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Shcherbinaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =3.234:1:1.2281
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.51, b = 3.559, c = 4.371, Z = 2; V = 179.05 Den(Calc)= 3.37
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pmmn
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.339(1), 2.883(0.5), 4.067(0.28),

Physical Properties of Shcherbinaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Yellow green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.2 - 3.36, Average = 3.28
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-3.5 - Calcite-Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)

Optical Properties of Shcherbinaite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.273 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.239 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.4214,KPDmeas= 0.4329,KC= 0.34
Ncalc = 2.09 - 2.15
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), b=2.42

Calculated Properties of Shcherbinaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.19 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Shcherbinaite =3.37 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0016115354
Boson Index = 0.9983884646
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEShcherbinaite = 10.88 barns/electron
U=PEShcherbinaite x rElectron Density= 34.69 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Shcherbinaite is Not Radioactive

Shcherbinaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.06)not classified
  (04.06.01)Dana Group Shcherbinaite V2O5 Pmmn 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.HE.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.H - V[5,6] Vanadates
  04.HE -Phyllovanadates
04.HE.10 Shcherbinaite V2O5 Pmmn 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Shcherbinaite 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 Shcherbinaite :
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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