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Strontianite Mineral Data

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General Strontianite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SrCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 147.63 gm
   Strontium  59.35 %  Sr   70.19 % SrO
   Carbon      8.14 %  C    29.81 % CO2
   Oxygen     32.51 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sr(CO3)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1791
Help on Locality: Locality: Strontian (Scotland). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its containing the element Strontium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Strontianite + Pronunciation Say STRONTIANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202793
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  Strontianite

Comments: Lustrous, white strontianite crystals covering all sides of matrix. The strontianite fluoresces bright blue-white under UV illumination.
Location: Lime City Quarry, Lime City, Wood Co., Ohio, USA. Scale: 6x5x4 cm.
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Strontianite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6069:1:0.7165
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.107, b = 8.414, c = 6.029, Z = 4; V = 259.07 Den(Calc)= 3.78
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pmcn
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.535(1), 3.45(0.7), 2.053(0.5),
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Forms: ( 0 0 1) ( 0 1 1) ( 1 0 1) ( 2 1 0)

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Physical Properties of Strontianite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Good
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Greenish, Gray, Gray white, Yellowish.
Help on Density: Density: 3.78
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Columnar - Forms columns
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Hexagonal - Crystals show a hexagonal outline.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=white, Long UV=herry red white.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Strontianite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.009 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.009 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1632,KPDmeas= 0.1632,KC= 0.1647
Ncalc = 1.62
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.516-1.52, b=1.664-1.667, g=1.666-1.668, bire=0.1480-0.1500, 2V(Calc)=12-8, 2V(Meas)=7. Dispersion weak, r < v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): colorless.
 

Calculated Properties of Strontianite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.48 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Strontianite =3.78 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEStrontianite = 68.16 barns/electron
U=PEStrontianite x rElectron Density= 237.35 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Strontianite is Not Radioactive
 

Strontianite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 14.01.03.03 (14)Anhydrous Carbonates
  (14.01)with Simple Formula A+ CO3
  (14.01.03)Aragonite Group (Orthorhombic: Pmcn)
 
14.01.03.01 Aragonite CaCO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
14.01.03.02 Witherite BaCO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
14.01.03.03 Strontianite SrCO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
14.01.03.04 Cerussite PbCO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.AB.15 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.A - Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
  05.AB -Alkali-earth (and other M2+) carbonates
 
05.AB.15 Cerussite PbCO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
05.AB.15 Aragonite CaCO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
05.AB.15 Strontianite SrCO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
05.AB.15 Witherite BaCO3 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Strontianite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Heinrich65)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Strontianite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
5 - Athena
6 - EUROmin Project
7 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
8 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
9 - GeoScienceWorld
10 - Google Images
11 - Google Scholar
12 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
13 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
14 - HyperPhysics
15 - MinDAT
16 - Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
17 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
18 - NSDL Reciprocal Net (JAVA)
19 - Online Mineral Museum
20 - QUT Mineral Atlas
21 - Ruff.Info
22 - University of Colorado - Mineral Structure Data
23 - WWW-MINCRYST
24 - theimage

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SrCO3
Dana No: 14.01.03.03 Strunz No: 05.AB.15
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