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General Simonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TlHgAs3S6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 822.13 gm
   Thallium  24.86 %  Tl
   Mercury   24.40 %  Hg
   Arsenic   27.34 %  As
   Sulfur    23.40 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TlHgAs3S6
Help on Environment: Environment: Inclusions in rebulite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Allchar, Macedonia, Yugoslavia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1982 for Simon Engel, son of Peter Engel (b.1942), Swiss crystalographer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Simonite Say SIMONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 38363
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Simonite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5215:1:1.4011
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.948, b = 11.404, c = 15.979, Z = 4; beta = 90.15° V = 1,083.87 Den(Calc)= 5.04
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/n

Physical Properties of Simonite

Help on Color: Color: Red.
Help on Habit: Habit: Irregular Grains - Occurs as splotchy, anhedral crystals forming inclusions in other minerals or rocks.

Calculated Properties of Simonite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.36 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Simonite =5.04 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESimonite = 842.77 barns/electron
U=PESimonite x rElectron Density=3,678.57 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Simonite is Not Radioactive

Simonite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.07)where z/y = 2 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.07.10)Simonite Group Simonite TlHgAs3S6 P 21/n 2/m Edenharterite TlPbAs3S6 F dd2 mm2 Jentschite! TlPbAs2SbS6 P 21/n 2/m Sicherite! TlAg2(As,Sb)3S6 Pmnb 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.GC.20 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.G - Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
  02.GC -Poly-sulfarsenites
02.GC.20 Simonite TlHgAs3S6 P 21/n 2/m

Other Simonite Information

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