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Wycheproofite Mineral Data

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General Wycheproofite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 383.17 gm
   Sodium       6.00 %  Na    8.09 % Na2O
   Zirconium   23.81 %  Zr   32.16 % ZrO2
   Aluminum     7.04 %  Al   13.31 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  16.17 %  P    37.04 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.05 %  H     9.40 % H2O
   Oxygen      45.93 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In pegmatite cavities.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: A granite quarry near Wycheproof, northwestern Victoria, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wycheproofite + Pronunciation Say WYCHEPROOFITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1993-024

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Comments: Pearly, orange-white crystal group of wycheproofite. This is the type specimen for the species by the discoverer, Bill Birch..
Location: A granite quarry near Wycheproof, northwestern Victoria, Australia.. Scale: Crystal size 5 mm tall.
© Bill Birch

Wycheproofite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5689:1:1.0247
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.263, b = 9.251, c = 9.48, Z = 2; alpha = 109.49°, beta = 98.57°, gamma = 90.09° V = 430.26 Den(Calc)= 2.96
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.603(1), 4.128(0.8), 3.711(0.65),

Physical Properties of Wycheproofite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Pale pinkish orange, Pale brownish orange.
Help on Density: Density: 2.81 - 2.82, Average = 2.81
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Fibrous - Distinctly fibrous fine-grained forms.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Wycheproofite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.063 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2128,KPDmeas= 0.2238,KC= 0.2105
Ncalc = 1.59 - 1.62
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), a=1.62, g=1.64, bire=0.0200
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): colorless.

Calculated Properties of Wycheproofite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.87 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Wycheproofite =2.96 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEWycheproofite = 32.63 barns/electron
U=PEWycheproofite x rElectron Density= 93.78 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Wycheproofite is Not Radioactive

Wycheproofite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (40)Hydrated Phosphates, etc
  (40.05)with miscellaneous formulae
  (40.05.05)Dana Group Wycheproofite NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH)2•(H2O) P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.DJ.30 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.D - Phosphates, etc
  08.DJ -With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 1:l
08.DJ.30 Wycheproofite NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH)2•(H2O) P1 1

Other Wycheproofite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8, AmMin 89:1834) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min 80:847)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Wycheproofite :
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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