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General Svanbergite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 461.64 gm
   Strontium   18.98 %  Sr   22.45 % SrO
   Aluminum    17.53 %  Al   33.13 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus   6.71 %  P    15.37 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.31 %  H    11.71 % H2O
   Sulfur       6.95 %  S    17.34 % SO3
   Oxygen      48.52 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1854
Help on Locality: Locality: Horrsjoberg, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Lars F. Svanberg (1805-1878), Swedish chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Svanbergite + Pronunciation Say SVANBERGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34345
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  Svanbergite

Comments: Milky white dolomite with scattered cinnamon brown crystals of svanbergite to 2 mm across.
Location: Mt. Brussilof Mine, near Radium, British Columbia, Canada. Scale: Picture size 1.5 cm.
© John Veevaert

Svanbergite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.39628
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.99, c = 16.75, Z = 3; V = 708.76 Den(Calc)= 3.24
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): 2.22(1), 2.98(1), 5.74(0.9),
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Forms: ( 0 2 0) ( 0 1 2) ( 1 1 1) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Svanbergite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Yellow, Pink, Reddish brown.
Help on Density: Density: 3.22
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
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: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Svanbergite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1976,KPDmeas= 0.1988,KC= 0.1998
Ncalc = 1.64 - 1.65
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.631-1.635, e=1.646-1.649, bire=0.0140-0.0150.
 

Calculated Properties of Svanbergite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.15 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Svanbergite =3.22 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESvanbergite = 21.79 barns/electron
U=PESvanbergite x rElectron Density= 68.69 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Svanbergite is Not Radioactive
 

Svanbergite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 43.04.01.06 (43)Compound Phosphates, etc.
  (43.04)(Anhydrous Compound Anions With Hydroxyl or Halogen)
  (43.04.01)Beudantite Group
 
43.04.01.01 Beudantite PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.02 Corkite PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
43.04.01.03 Hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.04 Orpheite PbAl3(PO4,SO4)2(OH)6(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.05 Hinsdalite (Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.06 Svanbergite SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.07 Kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.08 Woodhouseite CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.09 Weilerite BaAl3H[(As,P)O4]2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.10 Gallobeudantite! PbGa3[(AsO4),(SO4)]2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BL.05 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.05 Beudantite PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Corkite PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.05 Hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Gallobeudantite! PbGa3[(AsO4),(SO4)]2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.05 Hinsdalite (Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Orpheite PbAl3(PO4,SO4)2(OH)6(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Woodhouseite CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Weilerite BaAl3H[(As,P)O4]2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Svanbergite SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 

Other Svanbergite 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 Svanbergite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
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 - WWW-MINCRYST

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SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Dana No: 43.04.01.06 Strunz No: 08.BL.05
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