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General Woodwardite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2-4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 662.34 gm
   Aluminum   8.15 %  Al   15.39 % Al2O3
   Copper    38.38 %  Cu   48.04 % CuO
   Hydrogen   2.74 %  H    24.48 % H2O
   Sulfur     4.84 %  S    12.09 % SO3
   Oxygen    45.90 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Inadequately characterized mineral. Post mining alteration product.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
Help on Locality: Locality: Cornwall, England. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Samuel P. Woodward (1821-1865), English naturalist and geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Woodwardite + Pronunciation Say WOODWARDITE
 

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  Woodwardite

Comments: Greenish-blue botryoidal crust of woodwardite.
Location: Green River Formation, Uintah Co., Utah, USA. Scale: Picture size 1.8 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Woodwardite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:4.54999
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6, c = 27.3, Z = 2; V = 851.13 Den(Calc)= 2.58
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.9(1), 5.46(0.6), 3.66(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Woodwardite

Help on Color: Color: Greenish blue, Turquoise.
Help on Density: Density: 2.38
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Botryoidal - "Grape-like" rounded forms (e.g.. malachite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Streak: Streak: light blue
 

Optical Properties of Woodwardite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.089 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2192,KPDmeas= 0.2376,KC= 0.2182
Ncalc = 1.52 - 1.56
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.552-1.571, b=1.555-1.574, g=1.565-1.576, bire=0.0050-0.0130
 

Calculated Properties of Woodwardite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.56 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Woodwardite =2.58 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0005875053
Boson Index = 0.9994124947
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEWoodwardite = 16.93 barns/electron
U=PEWoodwardite x rElectron Density= 43.27 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Woodwardite is Not Radioactive
 

Woodwardite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 31.02.02.01 (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.02)where (A+ B++)6 (XO4) Zq�x(H2O)
  (31.02.02)Woodwardite Group
 
31.02.02.01 Woodwardite Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2-4(H2O) Unk Hex
 
31.02.02.02 Hydrowoodwardite! Cu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)with0<x<0.67andn>3x/2 R 3m 3 2/m
 
31.02.02.03 Zincowoodwardite! [Zn1-xAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2(H2O)n] P 3- or R 3m 3
 
31.02.02.03a Zincowoodwardite-1T! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],x=0.33,n.0.96 P 3 3
 
31.02.02.03b Zincowoodwardite-3R! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],0.32<x<0.50,n=0.59 R 3m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.DD.35 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.D - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  07.DD -With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
07.DD.35 Carrboydite (Ni,Cu)14Al9(SO4,CO3)6(OH)43•7(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Glaucocerinite (Zn,Cu)5Al3(SO4)1.5(OH)16•9(H2O) Unk (HEX-R) Trig
 
07.DD.35 Honessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•4(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Hydrowoodwardite! Cu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)with0<x<0.67andn>3x/2 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite! [Zn1-xAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2(H2O)n] P 3- or R 3m 3
 
07.DD.35 Hydrohonessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•7(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Motukoreaite Na2Mg38Al24(CO3)13(SO4)8(OH)108•56(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Mountkeithite (Mg,Ni)11(Fe,Cr)3(SO4,CO3)3.5(OH)24•11(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Shigaite Mn7Al4(SO4)2(OH)22•8(H2O) R 3 3
 
07.DD.35 Natroglaucocerinite! (Na,Zn,Cu)10Al6(SO4)3(OH)32•18(H2O)? Unk
 
07.DD.35 Wermlandite (Ca,Mg)Mg7(Al,Fe)2(SO4)2(OH)18•12(H2O) P 3c1 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Nikischerite! NaFe6Al3(SO4)2(OH)18(H2O)12 R 3 3
 
07.DD.35 Zincaluminite Zn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)26•5(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Woodwardite Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2-4(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite-3R! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],0.32<x<0.50,n=0.59 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite-1T! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],x=0.33,n.0.96 P 3 3
 

Other Woodwardite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) 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 Woodwardite :
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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Woodwardite

Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2-4(H2O)
Dana No: 31.02.02.01 Strunz No: 07.DD.35
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