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General Tausonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SrTiO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 183.50 gm
   Strontium  47.75 %  Sr   56.47 % SrO
   Titanium   26.09 %  Ti   43.53 % TiO2
   Oxygen     26.16 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: SrTiO3
Help on Environment: Environment: Alkalic igneous rocks. Close to loparite unit cell.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Murunskii massif, Aldan, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for L. V. Tauson (1917-1989), Russian geochemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tausonite + Pronunciation Say TAUSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201256
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Comments: Brown crystal of tausonite in matrix.
Location: Murun massif, Chara River, Davan, Torgo River Basin, Aldan Shield, Saha (Sakha) Republic (Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 3 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Tausonite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.9048, Z = 1; V = 59.54 Den(Calc)= 5.12
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.76(1), 2.77(1), 1.952(0.5),

Physical Properties of Tausonite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Brown red, Gray, Dark red, Red, Reddish brown.
Help on Density: Density: 4.88
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Cubic Crystals - Occurs as cubic shaped crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Octahedral Crystals - Occurs as octahedral shaped crystals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-6.5 - Orthoclase-Pyrite
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: brownish white

Optical Properties of Tausonite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic.
  NCalc= 2.3 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.253) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.23 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.253) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Tausonite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.69 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tausonite =5.12 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.06
Boson Index = 0.94
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETausonite = 59.62 barns/electron
U=PETausonite x rElectron Density= 279.47 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tausonite is Not Radioactive

Tausonite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.03)with a cation charge of 3+ (A+++2 O3)
  (04.03.03)Perovskite Group Perovskite CaTiO3 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m Latrappite (Ca,Na)(Nb,Ti,Fe)O3 Pcmn 2/m 2/m 2/m Loparite-(Ce) (Ce,Na,Ca)2(Ti,Nb)2O6 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Lueshite NaNbO3 P 2221 2 2 2 Tausonite SrTiO3 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Isolueshite! (Na,La,Ca)(Nb,Ti)O3 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Barioperovskite! BaTiO3 Amm2 mm2 Lakargiite! CaZrO3 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.CC.35 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.C - Metal:Oxygen = 2:3, 3:5, and Similar
  04.CC -With large and medium-sized cations
04.CC.35 Isolueshite! (Na,La,Ca)(Nb,Ti)O3 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.CC.35 Loparite-(Ce) (Ce,Na,Ca)2(Ti,Nb)2O6 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.CC.35 Macedonite PbTiO3 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.CC.35 Tausonite SrTiO3 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Tausonite Information

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