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General Uralolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 542.22 gm
   Calcium     14.78 %  Ca   20.68 % CaO
   Beryllium    6.65 %  Be   18.45 % BeO
   Phosphorus  17.14 %  P    39.27 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.42 %  H    21.60 % H2O
   Oxygen      59.01 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration of beryllonite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Boyevka, central Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Uralolite + Pronunciation Say URALOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 78418
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Comments: Radiating aggregates of uralolite.
Location: Brandrücken, Weinebene pass, Koralpe Mts, Carinthia, Austria. Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Uralolite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4092:1:0.9977
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.55, b = 16.005, c = 15.969, Z = 4; beta = 101.64° V = 1,639.65 Den(Calc)= 2.20
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/n
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.56(1), 3.04(0.8), 3.2(0.7),

Physical Properties of Uralolite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Poor, {010} Poor
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White, Brownish white.
Help on Density: Density: 2.05 - 2.14, Average = 2.09
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Concretionary - Rounded massive fine-grained materials.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Habit: Habit: Wheat Sheaf - Bundle shaped aggregates resembling wheat sheafs after hand reaping wheat.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=yellow green, Long UV=butter yellow.
Help on Luster: Luster: Subadamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Uralolite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.073 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.022 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.238,KPDmeas= 0.25,KC= 0.233
Ncalc = 1.48 - 1.51
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.51-1.512, b=1.525-1.526, g=1.533-1.536, bire=0.0230-0.0240
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): colorless.

Calculated Properties of Uralolite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.22 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Uralolite =2.20 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.06
Boson Index = 0.94
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEUralolite = 2.73 barns/electron
U=PEUralolite x rElectron Density= 6.07 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Uralolite is Not Radioactive

Uralolite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.07)where (AB)5 (XO4)3 Zq � x(H2O)
  (42.07.06)Uralolite Group Uralolite Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3•5(H2O) P 21/n 2/m Weinebeneite CaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2•5(H2O) Cc m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.DA.15 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.D - Phosphates, etc
  08.DA -With small (and occasionally larger) cations
08.DA.15 Uralolite Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3•5(H2O) P 21/n 2/m

Other Uralolite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Uralolite :
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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