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Vismirnovite Mineral Data

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General Vismirnovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnSn++++(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 286.14 gm
   Zinc      22.85 %  Zn   28.44 % ZnO
   Tin       41.49 %  Sn   52.67 % SnO2
   Hydrogen   2.11 %  H    18.89 % H2O
   Oxygen    33.55 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnSn(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidation of earlier tin sulfides in tin deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Trudovoye tin deposit, Inyl�chek Mountains, eastern Kyrgyzstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vladimir Ivanovich Smirnov (1910-1988), Moscow University, Moscow, Russia
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vismirnovite + Pronunciation Say VISMIRNOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24961
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Comments: Vismirnovite, yellow brown, intermixed with darker brown natanite, as replacements after stannite, with blue azurite..
Location: Mushiston Deposit, Kaznok Valley, Tajikistan. Scale: Picture Size 4 mm.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Vismirnovite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.69, Z = 4; V = 454.76 Den(Calc)= 4.18
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P n3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.84(1), 1.72(0.9), 1.57(0.8),

Physical Properties of Vismirnovite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Light yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.073
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Vismirnovite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.022 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.047 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1758,KPDmeas= 0.1805,KC= 0.1845
Ncalc = 1.75 - 1.77
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.735.

Calculated Properties of Vismirnovite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.81 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Vismirnovite =4.07 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEVismirnovite = 133.72 barns/electron
U=PEVismirnovite x rElectron Density= 510.09 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Vismirnovite is Not Radioactive

Vismirnovite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.03)with (OH)3 or (OH)6 groups
  (06.03.06)Wickmanite group (Cubic or Trigonal, 2+ cations containing Sn) Wickmanite MnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m Schoenfliesite MgSn(OH)6 P n3 2/m 3 Natanite FeSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m Vismirnovite ZnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m Burtite CaSn(OH)6 R 3 3 Mushistonite (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.FC.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)
  04.FC -Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
04.FC.10 Burtite CaSn(OH)6 R 3 3
04.FC.10 Mushistonite (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.FC.10 Natanite FeSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.FC.10 Vismirnovite ZnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.FC.10 Schoenfliesite MgSn(OH)6 P n3 2/m 3
04.FC.10 Wickmanite MnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Vismirnovite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Vismirnovite :
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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