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General Vanadinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,416.27 gm
   Vanadium  10.79 %  V    19.26 % V2O5
   Lead      73.15 %  Pb   78.80 % PbO
   Chlorine   2.50 %  Cl    2.50 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -0.56 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    13.56 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized lead ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
Help on Locality: Locality: Zimapan, Hildalgo, Mexico Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its vanadium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vanadinite + Pronunciation Say VANADINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Endlichite(As)
  ICSD 203074
  PDF 43-1461
 

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  Vanadinite

Comments: Tabular, hexagonal crystals of vanadinite.
Location: Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco. Scale: 3 x 2.5 cm.
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Vanadinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.71077
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.331, c = 7.343, Z = 2; V = 678.72 Den(Calc)= 6.93
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): 2.988(1), 3.068(0.85), 3.384(0.6),
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Physical Properties of Vanadinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Brown, Brownish yellow, Brown red, Colorless, Yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 6.8 - 7.1, Average = 6.94
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Subtranslucent to opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Globular - Spherical, or nearly so, rounded forms (e.g. wavellite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Nodular - Tuberose forms having irregular protuberances over the surface.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5-4 - Copper Penny-Fluorite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: brownish yellow
 

Optical Properties of Vanadinite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): light.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): darker.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.117 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.12 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1996,KPDmeas= 0.199,KC= 0.1782
Ncalc = 2.21 - 2.27
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=2.35, w=2.416, bire=0.0660.
 

Calculated Properties of Vanadinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.81 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Vanadinite =6.95 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.16
Boson Index = 0.84
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEVanadinite =1,345.76 barns/electron
U=PEVanadinite x rElectron Density=7,819.15 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Vanadinite is Not Radioactive
 

Vanadinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.08.04.03 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.08)where (A)5 (XO4)3 Zq
  (41.08.04)Pyromorphite Group
 
41.08.04.01 Pyromorphite Pb5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.04.02 Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.04.03 Vanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.04.04 Hydroxylpyromorphite! Pb5(PO4)3OH 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 Vanadinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Mason68)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Vanadinite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Glendale Community College
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - HyperPhysics
13 - MinDAT
14 - Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
15 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
16 - Online Mineral Museum
17 - QUT Mineral Atlas
18 - Ruff.Info
19 - WWW-MINCRYST
20 - YupRocks
21 - theimage

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Vanadinite

Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Dana No: 41.08.04.03 Strunz No: 08.BN.05
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