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General Woodhouseite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 414.10 gm
   Calcium      9.68 %  Ca   13.54 % CaO
   Aluminum    19.55 %  Al   36.93 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus   7.48 %  P    17.14 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.46 %  H    13.05 % H2O
   Sulfur       7.74 %  S    19.33 % SO3
   Oxygen      54.09 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in vugs in quartz veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
Help on Locality: Locality: Champion mine, 4 miles WSW of White Mountain Peak, north of Laws, Mono Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Charles D. Woodhouse (1888-1975), U.S. mineral collector
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Woodhouseite + Pronunciation Say WOODHOUSEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100137
  Kehoeite - quartz, gypsum and sphalerite
  PDF 37-469
 

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  Woodhouseite

Comments: Crystals of woodhouseite to 0.5 cm across on an exposed quartz vein.
Location: Champion Mine, Inyo County, California, USA. Scale: Picture size 2 cm.
© John Veevaert

Woodhouseite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.33691
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.975, c = 16.3, Z = 3; V = 686.76 Den(Calc)= 3.00
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.94(1), 1.89(0.94), 2.19(0.86),
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Physical Properties of Woodhouseite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White, Pink, Pale orange.
Help on Density: Density: 3.012
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Cubic - Crystals show a cubic outline.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Woodhouseite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.009 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2138,KPDmeas= 0.213,KC= 0.2149
Ncalc = 1.64 - 1.65
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.636, e=1.647, bire=0.0110.
 

Calculated Properties of Woodhouseite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.01 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Woodhouseite =3.00 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0009732476
Boson Index = 0.9990267524
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEWoodhouseite = 2.61 barns/electron
U=PEWoodhouseite x rElectron Density= 7.85 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Woodhouseite is Not Radioactive
 

Woodhouseite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 43.04.01.08 (43)Compound Phosphates, etc.
  (43.04)(Anhydrous Compound Anions With Hydroxyl or Halogen)
  (43.04.01)Beudantite Group
 
43.04.01.01 Beudantite PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.02 Corkite PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
43.04.01.03 Hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.04 Orpheite PbAl3(PO4,SO4)2(OH)6(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.05 Hinsdalite (Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.06 Svanbergite SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.07 Kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.08 Woodhouseite CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.09 Weilerite BaAl3H[(As,P)O4]2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
43.04.01.10 Gallobeudantite! PbGa3[(AsO4),(SO4)]2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BL.05 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BL -With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
 
08.BL.05 Beudantite PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Corkite PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.05 Hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Gallobeudantite! PbGa3[(AsO4),(SO4)]2(OH)6 R 3m 3m
 
08.BL.05 Hinsdalite (Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Orpheite PbAl3(PO4,SO4)2(OH)6(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Woodhouseite CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Weilerite BaAl3H[(As,P)O4]2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 
08.BL.05 Svanbergite SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
 

Other Woodhouseite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) 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 Woodhouseite :
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 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
16 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Woodhouseite

CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Dana No: 43.04.01.08 Strunz No: 08.BL.05
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