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General Sonoraite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++Te++++O3(OH)•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 266.47 gm
   Iron       20.96 %  Fe   29.96 % Fe2O3
   Tellurium  47.89 %  Te   59.89 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    1.13 %  H    10.14 % H2O
   Oxygen     30.02 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+TeO3(OH)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral derived from oxidized, telluride-bearing ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1968
Help on Locality: Locality: Moctezuma mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sonoraite + Pronunciation Say SONORAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 6310
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Comments: Lime green crystalline aggregate of sonoraite.
Location: Joe Shaft, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Sonoraite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0697:1:0.771
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.984, b = 10.268, c = 7.917, Z = 8; beta = 108.483° V = 846.85 Den(Calc)= 4.18
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.4(1), 3.11(0.8), 4.66(0.8),

Physical Properties of Sonoraite

Help on Color: Color: Yellow green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.95
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Habit: Habit: Striated - Parallel lines on crystal surface or cleavage face.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)

Optical Properties of Sonoraite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.038 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.019 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2445,KPDmeas= 0.2587,KC= 0.2493
Ncalc = 1.98 - 2.04
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=2.018, b=2.023, g=2.025, bire=0.0070, 2V(Calc)=64, 2V(Meas)=20-25.

Calculated Properties of Sonoraite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.80 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sonoraite =4.18 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESonoraite = 168.54 barns/electron
U=PESonoraite x rElectron Density= 639.80 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sonoraite is Not Radioactive

Sonoraite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (34)Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
  (34.07)Dana Type
  (34.07.01)Dana Group Sonoraite FeTeO3(OH)•(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JN.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JN -Tellurites with additional anions, with H2O
04.JN.05 Sonoraite FeTeO3(OH)•(H2O) P 21/c 2/m

Other Sonoraite 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 Sonoraite :
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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