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Tinnunculite Mineral Data

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General Tinnunculite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C10H12N6O8 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 344.24 gm
   Hydrogen   3.51 %  H
   Carbon    34.89 %  C
   Nitrogen  24.41 %  N
   Oxygen    37.18 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C10H12N6O8
Help on Environment: Environment: Burning dumps of coal mines and quarries of the Chelyabinsk Basin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA - Published 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Chelyabinsk basin, Urals, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Latin "Falco Tinnunculus" a falcon species.

Tinnunculite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.2006:1:2.7579
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 15.08, b = 12.56, c = 34.64, Z = 18; V = 6,560.98 Den(Calc)= 1.57
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.21(1), 1.608(0.3), 4.24(0.2),

Physical Properties of Tinnunculite

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 1.73
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)

Optical Properties of Tinnunculite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), b=1.523

Calculated Properties of Tinnunculite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.62 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tinnunculite =1.57 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.24
Boson Index = 0.76
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETinnunculite = 0.28 barns/electron
U=PETinnunculite x rElectron Density= 0.45 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tinnunculite is Not Radioactive

Tinnunculite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (50)Organic Minerals
  (50.00)Without Dana Classification Numbers
  (50.00.00)Organic Amber* [C,H,O] None Tinnunculite* C10H12N6O8(?) Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 10.CA.30 10 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  10.C - Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
  10.CA -Miscellaneous Organic Materials
10.CA.30 Guanine C5H3(NH2)N4O P 21/n 2/m
10.CA.30 Tinnunculite* C10H12N6O8(?) Unk Ortho

Other Tinnunculite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.78,p452,1993) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.78,p452,1993)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Tinnunculite :
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 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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C10H12N6O8 (?)
Dana No: Strunz No: 10.CA.30