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Turanite Mineral Data

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General Turanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 615.09 gm
   Vanadium  16.56 %  V    29.57 % V2O5
   Copper    51.35 %  Cu   64.27 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.67 %  H     5.97 % H2O
   Oxygen    31.42 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.82 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4.97(VO4)2(OH)4.08
Help on Environment: Environment: Found with V and U minerals in cavities in barite from a limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
Help on Locality: Locality: Tyuya Nuyun, Ferghana, Turan Region, Uzbekistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Turanite Say TURANITE
 

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  Turanite

Comments: The holotype specimen of botryodal, olive green turanite (#3578) in a cavite in white barite from the collection of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum (Moscow, Russia). (CanMin, v 42, p732).
Location: Tyuya-Muyun Ra-U deposit, the Alai Ridge foothills, Osh district, Kyrgyzstan. Scale: Specimen size 4.5 x 7.5 cm.
© N.A. Pekova

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  Turanite

Comments: SEM image of turanite crystals (a) parallel intergrown crystals.
Location: Tyuya-Muyun Ra-U deposit, the Alai Ridge foothills, Osh district, Kyrgyzstan. Scale: See ImaGE.
© Canadian Mineralogist

Turanite Crystallography

Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.96(1), 7.25(0.8), 2.56(0.6),2.7(0.4), 1.97(0.3), 2.11(0.3), 2.29(0.3), 2.47(0.3),
 

Physical Properties of Turanite

Help on Color: Color: Olive green.
 

Optical Properties of Turanite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= 0.009 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.228,KC= 0.2301
Ncalc = 2.02
 

Calculated Properties of Turanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.19 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Turanite =4.43 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0005659241
Boson Index = 0.9994340759
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETuranite = 26.09 barns/electron
U=PETuranite x rElectron Density= 109.31 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Turanite is Not Radioactive
 

Turanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.04.04.01 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.04)where (A B)5 (XO4)2 Zq
  (41.04.04)Dana Group
 
41.04.04.01 Turanite Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4 P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BB.70 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BB -With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 � 1:1
 
08.BB.70 Turanite Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4 P1 1
 

Other Turanite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Turanite :
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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Turanite

Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Dana No: 41.04.04.01 Strunz No: 08.BB.70
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