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General Turneaureite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 630.63 gm
   Calcium     31.78 %  Ca   44.46 % CaO
   Arsenic     29.70 %  As   45.56 % As2O5
   Phosphorus   2.46 %  P     5.63 % P2O5
   Chlorine     5.62 %  Cl    5.62 % Cl
                 -   %   Cl   -1.27 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen      30.44 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca5(AsO4)2.5(PO4)0.5Cl
Help on Environment: Environment: Rare component of manganiferous ores in high-grade marbles.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Langban, V´┐Żarmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Frederick Stewart Turneaure (1899-1986), Professor Emeritus of Geology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Turneaureite + Pronunciation Say TURNEAUREITE
 

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  Turneaureite   Donpeacorite   Parvowinchite

Comments: Colorless, transparent turneaureite masses with light brown tirodite (parvowinchite) and darker brown donpeacorite.
Location: 2500' level of the mine, ZCA Mine No. 4 (St Joe Mine; ZCA No. 4 mine), Balmat, Balmat-Edwards Zinc District, St Lawrence Co., New York, USA. Scale: Picture Size 0.5 cm.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Turneaureite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.7001
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.81, c = 6.868, Z = 2; V = 572.40 Den(Calc)= 3.66
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m) Space Group: P 63/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.907(1), 2.826(0.9), 3.43(0.6),
 

Physical Properties of Turneaureite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Gray white.
Help on Density: Density: 3.6
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=bright orange.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Greasy
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Turneaureite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): colorless.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): colorless.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.002 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.015 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1923,KPDmeas= 0.1956,KC= 0.1952
Ncalc = 1.7 - 1.71
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.7, w=1.708, bire=0.0080.
 

Calculated Properties of Turneaureite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.46 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Turneaureite =3.60 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0005751156
Boson Index = 0.9994248844
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETurneaureite = 24.54 barns/electron
U=PETurneaureite x rElectron Density= 84.90 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Turneaureite is Not Radioactive
 

Turneaureite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.08.03.02 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.08)where (A)5 (XO4)3 Zq
  (41.08.03)Svabite Group
 
41.08.03.01 Svabite Ca5(AsO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.03.02 Turneaureite Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.03.03 Johnbaumite Ca5(AsO4)3(OH) P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
41.08.03.04 Fermorite (Ca,Sr)5(AsO4,PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BN.05 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BN -With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
 
08.BN.05 Alforsite Ba5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite* Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(Ce) (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(La)! (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Fermorite (Ca,Sr)5(AsO4,PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Deloneite-(Ce)! NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Johnbaumite Ca5(AsO4)3(OH) P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH) Ca5(PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaCl) Ca5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-fluorapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-hydroxylapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Clinomimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaF) Ca5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Fluorcaphite! (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F P 63 6
 
08.BN.05 Hedyphane Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(SrOH) (Sr,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Morelandite (Ba,Ca,Pb)5(AsO4,PO4)3Cl P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Pyromorphite Pb5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Vanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH)-M! (Ca,Na)5[(P,S)O4]3(OH,Cl) P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-068! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Svabite Ca5(AsO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Kuannersuite-(Ce)! Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Turneaureite Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Phosphohedyphane! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-009! Sr5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Hydroxylpyromorphite! Pb5(PO4)3OH P 63/m 6/m
 

Other Turneaureite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990;Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Turneaureite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl
Dana No: 41.08.03.02 Strunz No: 08.BN.05
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