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Suzukiite Mineral Data

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General Suzukiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaVO(SiO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 356.44 gm
   Barium    38.53 %  Ba   43.02 % BaO
   Vanadium  14.29 %  V    25.51 % V2O5
   Silicon   15.76 %  Si   33.71 % SiO2
   Oxygen    31.42 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      102.24 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaV5+O(SiO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In massive rhodonite-rhodochrosite ore. Ba analoge of haradaite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Mogurazawa mine, Kiry City, Gumma Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jan Suzuki (1996-1970), mineralogist and petrologist at Hokkaido University, Sapporo.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Suzukiite + Pronunciation Say SUZUKIITE

Suzukiite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4645:1:0.3514
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.089, b = 15.261, c = 5.364, Z = 4; V = 580.31 Den(Calc)= 4.08
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: Ama2
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 7.63(1), 3.353(0.6), 3.818(0.6),

Physical Properties of Suzukiite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect, {100} Distinct, {001} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Light green.
Help on Density: Density: 4
Help on Habit: Habit: Flakes - Flat, thin crystals or aggregates.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Suzukiite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.128 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.145 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1811,KPDmeas= 0.1848,KC= 0.2119
Ncalc = 1.85 - 1.86
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.73, b=1.739, g=1.748, bire=0.0180, 2V(Calc)=88, 2V(Meas)=90.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): pale green.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): green.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): bluish green.

Calculated Properties of Suzukiite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.66 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Suzukiite =4.00 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESuzukiite = 172.36 barns/electron
U=PESuzukiite x rElectron Density= 630.57 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Suzukiite is Not Radioactive

Suzukiite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (65)Inosilicate Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1
  (65.03)with chains P=4
  (65.03.01)Haradaite group Haradaite Sr4V4Si8O28 Ama2 mm2 Suzukiite BaVO(SiO3)2 Ama2 mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DH.15 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DH -Inosilicates with 4-periodic single chains, Si4O12
09.DH.15 Haradaite Sr4V4Si8O28 Ama2 mm2
09.DH.15 Suzukiite BaVO(SiO3)2 Ama2 mm2

Other Suzukiite Information

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