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General Svabite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca5(AsO4)3F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 636.15 gm
   Calcium   31.50 %  Ca   44.08 % CaO
   Arsenic   35.33 %  As   54.20 % As2O5
   Oxygen    30.18 %  O
   Fluorine   2.99 %  F     2.99 % F
               -   %   F    -1.26 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca5(AsO4)3F
Help on Environment: Environment: Contact metamorphic and metasomatized rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
Help on Locality: Locality: Harsig mine, Pajsberg, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Anton Svab (1703-1768), Swedish mining official.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Svabite Say SVABITE
 

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  Svabite

Comments: Prismatic white crystals of svabite on matrix.
Location: Harstig mine, Pajsberg, Varmland, Sweden. Scale: Not Given.
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Svabite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.70974
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.75, c = 6.92, Z = 2; V = 569.70 Den(Calc)= 3.71
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m) Space Group: P 63/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.91(1), 2.82(0.9), 2.84(0.9),
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Forms: ( 1 1 1) ( 1 1 0) ( 1 0 1) ( 0 1 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Svabite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {1010} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Gray, Gray green, Yellowish white.
Help on Density: Density: 3.5 - 3.8, Average = 3.65
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Poor - Occurs primarily as crudely formed crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Hexagonal - Six-sided crystal shape in cross-section or habit.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent and cathodoluminescent, Short UV=red orange.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Resinous
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Svabite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.058 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.041 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1892,KPDmeas= 0.1923,KC= 0.1818
Ncalc = 1.64 - 1.69
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.698, w=1.706, bire=0.0080.
 

Calculated Properties of Svabite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.55 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Svabite =3.71 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0005701255
Boson Index = 0.9994298745
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESvabite = 27.97 barns/electron
U=PESvabite x rElectron Density= 99.19 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Svabite is Not Radioactive
 

Svabite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.08.03.01 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.08)where (A)5 (XO4)3 Zq
  (41.08.03)Svabite Group
 
41.08.03.01 Svabite Ca5(AsO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.03.02 Turneaureite Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.03.03 Johnbaumite Ca5(AsO4)3(OH) P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
41.08.03.04 Fermorite (Ca,Sr)5(AsO4,PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BN.05 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BN -With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
 
08.BN.05 Alforsite Ba5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite* Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(Ce) (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(La)! (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Fermorite (Ca,Sr)5(AsO4,PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Deloneite-(Ce)! NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Johnbaumite Ca5(AsO4)3(OH) P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH) Ca5(PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaCl) Ca5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-fluorapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-hydroxylapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Clinomimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaF) Ca5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Fluorcaphite! (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F P 63 6
 
08.BN.05 Hedyphane Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(SrOH) (Sr,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Morelandite (Ba,Ca,Pb)5(AsO4,PO4)3Cl P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Pyromorphite Pb5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Vanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH)-M! (Ca,Na)5[(P,S)O4]3(OH,Cl) P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-068! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Svabite Ca5(AsO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Kuannersuite-(Ce)! Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Turneaureite Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Phosphohedyphane! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-009! Sr5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Hydroxylpyromorphite! Pb5(PO4)3OH P 63/m 6/m
 

Other Svabite 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 Svabite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Palache)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
16 - Scandinavian mineral gallery
17 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Ca5(AsO4)3F
Dana No: 41.08.03.01 Strunz No: 08.BN.05
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