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General Voglite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 761.86 gm
   Calcium   10.52 %  Ca   14.72 % CaO
   Uranium   31.24 %  U    35.44 % UO2
   Copper     8.34 %  Cu   10.44 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.59 %  H    14.19 % H2O
   Carbon     6.31 %  C    23.11 % CO2
   Oxygen    42.00 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       97.90 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of uraninite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
Help on Locality: Locality: Elias mine near Joachimstal, Bohemia, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Josef Florian Vogl, Austrian mining official and mineralogist, who described the compound and published on uranium mines and minerals of Jachymov, Czech Republic.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Voglite Say VOGLITE
 

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  Voglite   Liebigite

Comments: Green voglite with yellow liebigite.
Location: Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Krusné Hory (Erzgebirge), Západoceský Kraj, Bohemia, Czech Republic. Scale: Picture size 3.2 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

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  Metazellerite   Voglite

Comments: Pale yellow crystalline metazellerite in matrix, with green voglite.
Location: White Canyon #1 Mine, Frey Point, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Voglite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0599:1:0.4367
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 25.97, b = 24.5, c = 10.7, Z = 16; beta = 104° V = 6,605.81 Den(Calc)= 3.06
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Sphenoidal H-M Symbol (2) Space Group: P 21
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 8.7(1), 12.6(1), 9.65(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Voglite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Emerald green, Bright grass green.
Help on Density: Density: 2.8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Scaly - Morphology like fish scales.
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-Fluorescent, Short UV=green.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: pale green
 

Optical Properties of Voglite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.086 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.006 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.18,KPDmeas= 0.1967,KC= 0.1811
Ncalc = 1.51 - 1.55
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.541, b=1.547, g=1.564, bire=0.0230, 2V(Calc)=62, 2V(Meas)=60. Dispersion r > v strong.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): dark bluish green.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): pale yellow.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): pale yellow.
 

Calculated Properties of Voglite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.87 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Voglite =3.06 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0032892096
Boson Index = 0.9967107904
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEVoglite = 761.60 barns/electron
U=PEVoglite x relectron=2,184.10 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 2,495,820.62 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Voglite per GRapi unit = 400.67 (PPB)

Voglite is Radioactive as defined in 49 CFR 173.403. Greater than 70 Bq / gram.

Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 10 cm box) 12.19 ± 3.05 grams of pure Voglite .
Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 100 cm box) 1218.7 ±304.68 grams of pure Voglite .

Estimated Radioactivity from Voglite - very strong
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 8.55 cm 55,925,334 1.51E-03 2,495,820.62 820.54
100 gm / 3.97 cm 5,592,533 1.51E-04 249,582.06 82.05
10 gm / 1.84 cm 559,253 1.51E-05 24,958.21 8.21
1 gm / 8.55 mm 55,925 1.51E-06 2,495.82 0.82
0.1 gm / 3.97 mm 5,593 1.51E-07 249.58 0.08
0.01 gm / 1.84 mm 559 1.51E-08 24.96 0.01
0.001 gm / 0.85 mm 56 1.51E-09 2.50 0.00

Weight of pure Voglite in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 3.06 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem
 

Voglite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 15.03.05.01 (15)Hydrated Carbonates
  (15.03)where A+m B++n (XO3)p � x(H2O), (m+n):p = 1:1 and containing U, Th, Zr, Y
  (15.03.05)Dana Group
 
15.03.05.01 Voglite Ca2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4•6(H2O) P 21 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.EE.05 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.E - Uranyl Carbonates
  05.EE -UO2:CO3 = 1:4
 
05.EE.05 Voglite Ca2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4•6(H2O) P 21 2
 

Other Voglite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Voglite :
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
15 - Uranium Minerals

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Voglite

Ca2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4•6(H2O)
Dana No: 15.03.05.01 Strunz No: 05.EE.05
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