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Tazheranite Mineral Data

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General Tazheranite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaTiZr2O8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 398.40 gm
   Calcium    10.06 %  Ca   14.08 % CaO
   Zirconium  45.80 %  Zr   61.86 % ZrO2
   Titanium   12.02 %  Ti   20.05 % TiO2
   Oxygen     32.13 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       95.98 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaTiZr2O8
Help on Environment: Environment: Within bands of periclase-brucite marbles. Cubic modification of baddeleyite (ZrO2).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Tazheran alkalic massif., W of Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tazheranite + Pronunciation Say TAZHERANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Arkelite - Tazheranite, name originally used for synthetic material.

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Comments: Brown grain of tazheranite in matrix.
Location: Tazheran Massif, Lake Baikal area, Irkutskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 2 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Tazheranite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.111, Z = 1; V = 133.51 Den(Calc)= 4.95
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.539(1), 1.804(1), 2.94(1),

Physical Properties of Tazheranite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellow orange, Cherry red, Red, Red orange.
Help on Density: Density: 5.01
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 7.5 - Garnet
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine - Greasy
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Tazheranite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.128 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.142 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2727,KPDmeas= 0.2695,KC= 0.2389
Ncalc = 2.18 - 2.2
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=2.35.

Calculated Properties of Tazheranite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.68 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tazheranite =5.01 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.06
Boson Index = 0.94
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETazheranite = 66.40 barns/electron
U=PETazheranite x rElectron Density= 310.64 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tazheranite is Not Radioactive

Tazheranite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.04)with a cation charge of 4+ (A++++ O2)
  (04.04.13)Dana Group Tazheranite CaTiZr2O8 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Srilankite (Ti,Zr)O2 P bcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DL.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DL -With large (� medium-sized) cations; fluorite-type structures
04.DL.10 Calzirtite CaZr3TiO9 P bca 2/m 2/m 2/m
04.DL.10 Hiarneite! (Ca,Mn,Na)2(Zr,Mn)5(Sb,Ti,Fe)2O16 I 41/acd 4/m 2/m 2/m
04.DL.10 Tazheranite CaTiZr2O8 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Tazheranite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, V84) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Tazheranite :
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 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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