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Springcreekite Mineral Data

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General Springcreekite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaV+++3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 583.65 gm
   Barium      23.53 %  Ba   26.27 % BaO
   Vanadium    26.18 %  V    38.52 % V2O3
   Phosphorus  10.61 %  P    24.32 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.30 %  H    11.57 % H2O
   Oxygen      38.38 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.69 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaV3+3(PO4)2(OH)4.5(H2O)1.5
Help on Environment: Environment: In a cavity in brecciated quartz-geothite rock. A member of the crandallite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The dumps of the Spring Creek copper mine near Wilminton, Southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89037
  IMA1998-048
 

Springcreekite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.39198
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.258, c = 17.361, Z = 3; V = 792.03 Den(Calc)= 3.67
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.073(1)(113), 5.9(0.9)(101), 1.971(0.5)(033),1.814(0.4)(220), 2.301(0.4)(107,122), 3.627(0.4)(110),
 

Physical Properties of Springcreekite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {102} Poor
Help on Color: Color: Black.
Help on Density: Density: 3.48
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Irregular - Very brittle fracture producing irregular fragments
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Cubic - Crystals show a cubic outline.
Help on Habit: Habit: Rhombohedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing rhobohedral crystals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Dull
Help on Streak: Streak: brownish black
 

Optical Properties of Springcreekite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.07 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.014 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2282,KPDmeas= 0.2407,KC= 0.225
Ncalc = 1.78 - 1.83
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.817, w=1.858, bire=0.0410.
 

Calculated Properties of Springcreekite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.45 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Springcreekite =3.67 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESpringcreekite = 105.91 barns/electron
U=PESpringcreekite x rElectron Density= 365.62 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Springcreekite is Not Radioactive
 

Springcreekite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 42.07.03.08 (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.07)where (AB)5 (XO4)3 Zq � x(H2O)
  (42.07.03)Crandallite Group
 
42.07.03.01 Crandallite CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
42.07.03.02 Gorceixite BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
42.07.03.03 Goyazite SrAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
42.07.03.04 Lusungite? (Sr,Pb)Fe3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3m
 
42.07.03.05 Plumbogummite PbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
42.07.03.06 Kintoreite PbFe3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
42.07.03.07 Benauite! HSrFe3(PO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
42.07.03.08 Springcreekite! BaV3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6 R 3m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BL.10 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BL -With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
 
08.BL.10 Arsenogorceixite! BaAl3AsO3(OH)(AsO4,PO4)(OH,F)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Arsenocrandallite (Ca,Sr)Al3[(As,P)O4]2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.10 Ferrazite? (Pb,Ba)3(PO4)2•8(H2O)(?) Tri
 
08.BL.10 Arsenowaylandite* BiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Benauite! HSrFe3(PO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Arsenogoyazite (Sr,Ca,Ba)Al3(AsO4,PO4)2(OH,F)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Dussertite BaFe3(AsO4)2(OH)5 R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.10 Crandallite CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Goyazite SrAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Gorceixite BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Kintoreite PbFe3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Lusungite? (Sr,Pb)Fe3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.10 Philipsbornite PbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m-,R 3m Trig
 
08.BL.10 Plumbogummite PbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Segnitite PbFe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.10 Springcreekite! BaV3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 

Other Springcreekite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec, v 32, p 221) PHYS. PROP.(MinRec, v 32, p 221) OPTIC PROP.(MinRec, v 32, p 221)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Springcreekite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
7 - MinDAT
8 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
9 - Online Mineral Museum
10 - QUT Mineral Atlas
11 - Ruff.Info

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Springcreekite

BaV+++3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6
Dana No: 42.07.03.08 Strunz No: 08.BL.10
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