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General Uricite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C5H4N4O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 168.11 gm
   Hydrogen   2.40 %  H
   Carbon    35.72 %  C
   Nitrogen  33.33 %  N
   Oxygen    28.55 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C5H4N4O3
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed in guanos. A component of guano.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
Help on Locality: Locality: Undefined locality in Peru. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For its composition, anhydrous uric acid.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Uricite Say URICITE

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Comments: White powdery uricite aggregate.
Location: Dingo Donga Cave, near Rawlinna, Western Australia, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Uricite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.9539:1:0.8385
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 14.465, b = 7.403, c = 6.208, Z = 4; beta = 65.2° V = 603.47 Den(Calc)= 1.85
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.093(1), 3.087(0.69), 3.18(0.55),

Physical Properties of Uricite

Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Yellowish white.
Help on Density: Density: 1.85
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1-2 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Calculated Properties of Uricite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.89 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Uricite =1.85 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.33
Boson Index = 0.67
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEUricite = 0.27 barns/electron
U=PEUricite x rElectron Density= 0.51 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Uricite is Not Radioactive

Uricite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (50)Salts of Organic Acids
  (50.04)with miscellaneous formulae
  (50.04.04)Dana Group Uricite C5H4N4O3 P 21/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 10.CA.40 10 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  10.C - Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
  10.CA -Miscellaneous Organic Materials
10.CA.40 Uricite C5H4N4O3 P 21/a 2/m

Other Uricite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic2) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Uricite :
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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