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Teineite Mineral Data

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General Teineite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuTeO3•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 275.17 gm
   Copper     23.09 %  Cu   28.91 % CuO
   Tellurium  46.37 %  Te   58.00 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    1.47 %  H    13.09 % H2O
   Oxygen     29.07 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(TeO3)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral formed by oxidation of copper- and tellurium-bearing sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Teine mine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, and in the Kawazu mine, three km north of Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Teineite Say TEINEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100418
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Comments: Green teineite on matrix.
Location: Salm Chateau, Vielsalm, Belgium. Scale: Picture Size 4mm.
© Thomas Witzke

Teineite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6895:1:0.7729
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.63, b = 9.615, c = 7.432, Z = 4; V = 473.77 Den(Calc)= 3.86
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal H-M Symbol (2 2 2) Space Group: P 212121
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.45(1), 5.45(0.9), 3.06(0.8),
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Physical Properties of Teineite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Distinct, {100} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Blue gray, Sky blue, Dark blue.
Help on Density: Density: 3.8
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Streak: Streak: bluish white

Optical Properties of Teineite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.024 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.039 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2021,KPDmeas= 0.2053,KC= 0.2102
Ncalc = 1.8 - 1.81
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.767, b=1.782, g=1.791, bire=0.0240, 2V(Calc)=74, 2V(Meas)=36.

Calculated Properties of Teineite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.45 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Teineite =3.80 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETeineite = 167.36 barns/electron
U=PETeineite x rElectron Density= 577.78 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Teineite is Not Radioactive

Teineite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (34)Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
  (34.02)as A++ XO3 � x(H2O)
  (34.02.02)Chalcomenite Group (Orthorhombic) Chalcomenite CuSeO3•2(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2 Teineite CuTeO3•2(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JM.20 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JM -Tellurites without additional anions, with H2O
04.JM.20 Teineite CuTeO3•2(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2

Other Teineite 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 Teineite :
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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