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General Wagnerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe++)2(PO4)F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 162.71 gm
   Magnesium   26.89 %  Mg   44.59 % MgO
   Iron         3.43 %  Fe    4.42 % FeO
   Phosphorus  19.04 %  P    43.62 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.19 %  H     1.66 % H2O
   Oxygen      42.28 %  O
   Fluorine     8.17 %  F     8.17 % F
                 -   %   F    -3.44 % -O=F2    
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       99.02 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg1.8Fe2+0.1(PO4)F0.7(OH)0.3
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphic rocks of moderate to high grade. Occurs as the Ma2bc, Ma5bc, Ma7bc and Ma9bc polytypes. See IMA 2003-03-C
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1821
Help on Locality: Locality: H�llengraben, Werfen, Salzburg, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for F. M. von Wagner (1768-1851), mining official in Munich, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wagnerite + Pronunciation Say WAGNERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26970
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Comments: Crudely formed opaque wagnerite crystal in pegmatite.
Location: Hollengraben, Salzberg, Austria. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Wagnerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7606:1:0.943
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.644, b = 12.679, c = 11.957, Z = 16; beta = 108.3° V = 1,388.11 Den(Calc)= 3.11
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): 2.985(1), 3.297(0.65), 3.123(0.63),2.854(0.59), 2.758(0.25), 2.71(0.22), 1.584(0.15),
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Forms: ( 1 2 2) ( 0 1 0) ( 0 2 1) ( 1 2 0) ( 1 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Wagnerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Imperfect, {120} Imperfect, {001} Poor
Help on Color: Color: Greenish, Gray white, Grayish, Yellow, Reddish brown.
Help on Density: Density: 3.07 - 3.14, Average = 3.1
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Splintery - Thin, elongated fractures produced by intersecting good cleavages or partings (e.g. hornblende).
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Habit: Habit: Striated - Parallel lines on crystal surface or cleavage face.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Wagnerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.003 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1874,KPDmeas= 0.1877,KC= 0.1868
Ncalc = 1.57 - 1.59
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.568-1.588, b=1.572-1.589, g=1.582-1.598, bire=0.0100-0.0140, 2V(Calc)=38-66, 2V(Meas)=25-35. Dispersion r < v weak.

Calculated Properties of Wagnerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.07 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Wagnerite =3.11 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEWagnerite = 2.57 barns/electron
U=PEWagnerite x rElectron Density= 7.88 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Wagnerite is Not Radioactive

Wagnerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.06)where (A)2 (XO4) Zq
  (41.06.02)Wagnerite Group Wagnerite (Mg,Fe)2(PO4)F P 21/a 2/m Hydroxylwagnerite! Mg2(PO4)(OH) P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BB.15 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BB -With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 � 1:1
08.BB.15 Sarkinite Mn2(AsO4)(OH) P 21/a 2/m
08.BB.15 Stanekite! Fe(Mn,Fe,Mg)(PO4)O P 21/a 2/m
08.BB.15 Triploidite (Mn,Fe)2(PO4)(OH) P 21/a 2/m
08.BB.15 Wagnerite (Mg,Fe)2(PO4)F P 21/a 2/m
08.BB.15 Wolfeite (Fe,Mn)2(PO4)(OH) P 21/a 2/m
08.BB.15 Joosteite! (Mn,Mn,Fe)2(PO4)O I2/a 2/m

Other Wagnerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(AntBidBlaNic4, CanMin, v 41, p 392) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic4)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Wagnerite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - EUROmin Project
6 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info
17 - Scandinavian mineral gallery

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Dana No: Strunz No: 08.BB.15





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