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General Tivanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: V+++TiO3(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 163.83 gm
   Titanium  29.23 %  Ti   48.76 % TiO2
   Vanadium  31.09 %  V    45.74 % V2O3
   Hydrogen   0.62 %  H     5.50 % H2O
   Oxygen    39.06 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: V3+TiO3(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: As a grain in micaceous V-Au-rich stringers in a hydrothermal gold deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Lake View mine, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the TItanium and VANadium in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tivanite Say TIVANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100875
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Tivanite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.6463:1:2.1979
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.494, b = 4.552, c = 10.005, Z = 4; beta = 129.79° V = 262.25 Den(Calc)= 4.15
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.88(1), 2.795(0.94), 2.636(0.69),

Physical Properties of Tivanite

Help on Color: Color: Black.
Help on Density: Density: 4.17
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5 - Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Optical Properties of Tivanite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?)
  NCalc= 2.4 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.3379) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.41 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.3379) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak to moderate, in shades of gray.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Tivanite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 470 nm   16.80   
 546 nm   17.40 
 589 nm   17.70 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Tivanite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Tivanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.95 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tivanite =4.15 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETivanite = 10.87 barns/electron
U=PETivanite x rElectron Density= 42.94 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tivanite is Not Radioactive

Tivanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.02)where X++ (OH)2
  (06.02.08)Dana Group Tivanite VTiO3(OH) P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DB.45 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DB -With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
04.DB.45 Tivanite VTiO3(OH) P 21/c 2/m

Other Tivanite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic3)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Tivanite :
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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