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General Surite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pb,Cu)2-3(CO3)1.5-2(OH,F)0.5-1[(Al,Fe+++)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2]•n(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 937.16 gm
   Sodium     0.49 %  Na    0.66 % Na2O
   Aluminum   5.76 %  Al   10.88 % Al2O3
   Iron       1.79 %  Fe    2.56 % Fe2O3
   Copper     5.42 %  Cu    6.79 % CuO
   Silicon   10.79 %  Si   23.08 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.41 %  H     3.65 % H2O
   Lead      39.80 %  Pb   42.87 % PbO
   Carbon     2.56 %  C     9.39 % CO2
   Oxygen    32.78 %  O
   Fluorine   0.20 %  F     0.20 % F
               -   %   F    -0.09 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb1.8Cu0.8Na0.2(CO3)2(OH)0.6F0.1Al1.6Fe3+0.3Si3.6Al0.4O10(OH)2�0.6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidation zone of Pb-Zn-Cu deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Cruz del Sur mine, Rio Negro Province, Argentina. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Surite Say SURITE
 

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  Surite

Comments: Pearly white, almost micaceous surite crystals on vuggy matrix with yellow cerussite.
Location: Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA. Scale: Picture size 1 cm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Surite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5855:1:1.81
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.241, b = 8.95, c = 16.2, Z = 2; beta = 90° V = 759.89 Den(Calc)= 4.10
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: P 21 ro P 21/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 16.2(1), 4.05(0.3), 5.4(0.26),
 

Physical Properties of Surite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: White, Light green.
Help on Density: Density: 4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Lath - Shaped like a small, thin plaster lath, tabular (rectangular) in shape.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Surite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.01 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.034 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1745,KPDmeas= 0.1789,KC= 0.1807
Ncalc = 1.72 - 1.74
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=1.693, g=1.738, bire=0.0450
 

Calculated Properties of Surite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.65 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Surite =4.00 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.09
Boson Index = 0.91
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESurite = 673.39 barns/electron
U=PESurite x rElectron Density=2,457.42 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Surite is Not Radioactive
 

Surite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.02.04.02 (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.02)with 2:1 Layers
  (71.02.04)Surite group
 
71.02.04.01 Ferrisurite (Pb,Cu)2-3(CO3)1.5-2(OH,F)0.5-1[(Fe,Al)2Si4O10(OH)2]•n(H2O) P 21 or P 21/m Mono
 
71.02.04.02 Surite (Pb,Cu)2-3(CO3)1.5-2(OH,F)0.5-1[(Al,Fe)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2]•n(H2O) P 21 ro P 21/m Mono
 
71.02.04.03 Niksergievite! [Ba,Ca)2(Al,Si)7O10(CO3)(OH)6•nH2O C 2/m, C 2, or Cm Mono
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.EC.75 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.E - Phyllosilicates
  09.EC -Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
 
09.EC.75 Ferrisurite (Pb,Cu)2-3(CO3)1.5-2(OH,F)0.5-1[(Fe,Al)2Si4O10(OH)2]•n(H2O) P 21 or P 21/m Mono
 
09.EC.75 Surite (Pb,Cu)2-3(CO3)1.5-2(OH,F)0.5-1[(Al,Fe)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2]•n(H2O) P 21 ro P 21/m Mono
 
09.EC.75 Niksergievite! [Ba,Ca)2(Al,Si)7O10(CO3)(OH)6•nH2O C 2/m, C 2, or Cm Mono
 

Other Surite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Surite :
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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Surite

(Pb,Cu)2-3(CO3)1.5-2(OH,F)0.5-1[(Al,Fe+++)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2]•n(H2O)
Dana No: 71.02.04.02 Strunz No: 09.EC.75
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