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General Villiaumite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaF
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 41.99 gm
   Sodium    54.75 %  Na   73.81 % Na2O
   Fluorine  45.25 %  F    45.25 % F
               -   %   F   -19.05 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaF
Help on Environment: Environment: In nepheline-syenite composition rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1908
Help on Locality: Locality: Islands of Los, French Guina. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the French traveller, Villium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Villiaumite + Pronunciation Say VILLIAUMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24443
  PDF 36-1455
  Sodium Fluoride

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  Griceite   Villiaumite

Comments: White aggregates of griceite with pinkish villiaumite.
Location: Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry), Mt Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada. Scale: Picture size 3.5 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

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  Naujakasite   Villiaumite

Comments: Greenish-gray crystals of naujakasite with red villiaumite.
Location: Narsaq river, Kvanefjeld Mt., Ilímaussaq massif, Greenland. Scale: Picture size 4 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

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  Aplowite   Villiaumite

Comments: Pink aplowite laths intergrown with lustrous, red, massive villiaumite.
Location: Mt Rasvumchorr, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia. Scale: 20x19x18 mm.
© John Betts - Fine Minerals

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Comments: Nearly opaque crystalline villiaumite cleavage.
Location: Mount Kukisvumchorr, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Villiaumite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.631, Z = 4; V = 99.32 Den(Calc)= 2.81
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.319(1), 1.639(0.6), 1.338(0.17),

Physical Properties of Villiaumite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Perfect, {010} Perfect, {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Dark red, Orange brown, Pink.
Help on Density: Density: 2.79 - 2.8, Average = 2.79
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=red.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: pinkish white

Optical Properties of Villiaumite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.33.

Calculated Properties of Villiaumite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.68 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Villiaumite =2.81 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0
Boson Index = 1
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEVilliaumite = 1.08 barns/electron
U=PEVilliaumite x rElectron Density= 2.89 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Villiaumite is Not Radioactive

Villiaumite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (09)Anhydrous and Hydrated Halides
  (09.01)where A X
  (09.01.01)Halite Group Halite NaCl F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Sylvite KCl F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Villiaumite NaF F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Carobbiite KF F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Griceite LiF F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.AA.20 03 - HALIDES
  03.A - Simple Halides, Without H2O
  03.AA -M:X = 1:1, 2:3, 3:5, etc.
03.AA.20 Carobbiite KF F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
03.AA.20 Griceite LiF F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
03.AA.20 Halite NaCl F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
03.AA.20 Sylvite KCl F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
03.AA.20 Villiaumite NaF F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Villiaumite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990;www.saint-hilaire.ca) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Villiaumite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
5 - Athena
6 - CalTech Mineral Spectroscopy
7 - EUROmin Project
8 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
9 - GeoScienceWorld
10 - Google Images
11 - Google Scholar
12 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
13 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
14 - MinDAT
15 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
16 - Online Mineral Museum
17 - QUT Mineral Atlas
18 - Ruff.Info

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