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Tuliokite Mineral Data

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General Tuliokite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaNa6Th(CO3)6•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 975.45 gm
   Barium    14.08 %  Ba   15.72 % BaO
   Sodium    14.14 %  Na   19.06 % Na2O
   Thorium   23.79 %  Th   27.07 % ThO2
   Hydrogen   1.24 %  H    11.08 % H2O
   Carbon     7.39 %  C    27.07 % CO2
   Oxygen    39.36 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaNa6Th(CO3)6•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal veins in nepheline syenite pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: Kirov apatite mine, Mt. Kukisvumchorr, Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Tuliok River, Kola Peninsula, Russia, near where the mineral was first found.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tuliokite + Pronunciation Say TULIOKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39256
  IMA1988-041
  PDF 42-1395
 

Tuliokite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.60705
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 14.175, c = 8.605, Z = 3; V = 1,497.37 Den(Calc)= 3.25
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Rhombohedral H-M Symbol ( 3) Space Group: R 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.354(1), 2.674(0.9), 7.03(0.85),
 

Physical Properties of Tuliokite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Light brown, Light gray.
Help on Density: Density: 3.15
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-4 - Calcite-Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Tuliokite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.061 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.09 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1786,KPDmeas= 0.1843,KC= 0.1963
Ncalc = 1.62 - 1.64
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.574, e=1.587, bire=0.0130.
 

Calculated Properties of Tuliokite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.92 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tuliokite =3.15 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETuliokite = 601.19 barns/electron
U=PETuliokite x relectron=1,755.03 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 470,301.01 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Tuliokite per GRapi unit = 2.13 (PPM)

Tuliokite is Radioactive as defined in 49 CFR 173.403. Greater than 70 Bq / gram.

Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 10 cm box) 64.67 ± 16.17 grams of pure Tuliokite .
Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 100 cm box) 6467.5 ±1616.9 grams of pure Tuliokite .

Estimated Radioactivity from Tuliokite - strong
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 8.46 cm 10,656,928 2.88E-04 470,301.01 154.62
100 gm / 3.93 cm 1,065,693 2.88E-05 47,030.10 15.46
10 gm / 1.82 cm 106,569 2.88E-06 4,703.01 1.55
1 gm / 8.46 mm 10,657 2.88E-07 470.30 0.15
0.1 gm / 3.93 mm 1,066 2.88E-08 47.03 0.02
0.01 gm / 1.82 mm 107 2.88E-09 4.70 0.00
0.001 gm / 0.85 mm 11 2.88E-10 0.47 0.00

Weight of pure Tuliokite in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 3.15 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem
 

Tuliokite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 15.04.06.01 (15)Hydrated Carbonates
  (15.04)Dana Type
  (15.04.06)Dana Group
 
15.04.06.01 Tuliokite BaNa6Th(CO3)6•6(H2O) R 3 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.CB.50 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.C - Carbonates without Additional Anions, with H2O
  05.CB -With large cations (alkali and alkali-earth carbonates)
 
05.CB.50 Tuliokite BaNa6Th(CO3)6•6(H2O) R 3 3
 

Other Tuliokite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.76,p668,1991) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.76,p668,1991)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Tuliokite :
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
15 - Uranium Minerals
16 - WWW-MINCRYST

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BaNa6Th(CO3)6•6(H2O)
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