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Szmikite Mineral Data

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General Szmikite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MnSO4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 169.02 gm
   Manganese  32.50 %  Mn   41.97 % MnO
   Hydrogen    1.19 %  H    10.66 % H2O
   Sulfur     18.97 %  S    47.37 % SO3
   Oxygen     47.33 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+(SO4)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Post-mining incrustation.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
Help on Locality: Locality: Baia Sprie (Felsob�nya) and in the Borza�s gold mine, Gutai Mountains, Romainia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ignaz Nathaniel Szmik (1815-1881), Hungarian mining official at Felsobanya, Hungary (now Baia Sprie, Romania), who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Szmikite Say SZMIKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 71344
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  Szmikite

Comments: Tan translucent szmikite.
Location: Calumet Mine, Galena Hill, Yukon Territory, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Szmikite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0059:1:0.924
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.758, b = 7.712, c = 7.126, Z = 4; beta = 115.85° V = 383.69 Den(Calc)= 2.93
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: A2/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.499(1), 3.135(0.4), 4.9(0.35),
 

Physical Properties of Szmikite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Brown white, Gray white, Pink, Reddish.
Help on Density: Density: 2.845 - 3.21, Average = 3.02
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Splintery - Thin, elongated fractures produced by intersecting good cleavages or partings (e.g. hornblende).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Szmikite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.029 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.004 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2035,KPDmeas= 0.197,KC= 0.2028
Ncalc = 1.58 - 1.65
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.562, b=1.595, g=1.632, bire=0.0700, 2V(Calc)=90, 2V(Meas)=90.
 

Calculated Properties of Szmikite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.88 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Szmikite =2.93 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0016518815
Boson Index = 0.9983481185
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESzmikite = 9.37 barns/electron
U=PESzmikite x rElectron Density= 26.97 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Szmikite is Not Radioactive
 

Szmikite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 29.06.02.03 (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.06)where A XO4 � x(H2O)
  (29.06.02)Kieserite Group (Mono-hydrates)
 
29.06.02.01 Kieserite MgSO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
29.06.02.02 Szomolnokite FeSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.03 Szmikite MnSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.04 Poitevinite (Cu,Fe,Zn)SO4•(H2O) P1 1
 
29.06.02.05 Gunningite (Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
29.06.02.06 Dwornikite (Ni,Fe)SO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
29.06.02.07 Cobaltkieserite! CoSO4•H2O C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CB.05 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CB -With only medium-sized cations
 
07.CB.05 Gunningite (Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Dwornikite (Ni,Fe)SO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Kieserite MgSO4•(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Poitevinite (Cu,Fe,Zn)SO4•(H2O) P1 1
 
07.CB.05 Szomolnokite FeSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Szmikite MnSO4•(H2O) A2/a 2/m
 
07.CB.05 Cobaltkieserite! CoSO4•H2O C 2/c 2/m
 

Other Szmikite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) 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 Szmikite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Szmikite

MnSO4•(H2O)
Dana No: 29.06.02.03 Strunz No: 07.CB.05
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