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General Zabuyelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Li2CO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 73.89 gm
   Lithium  18.79 %  Li   40.44 % Li2O
   Carbon   16.25 %  C    59.56 % CO2
   Oxygen   64.96 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Li2(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Imbedded in halite in rock salt.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Zabuye Salt Lake, Nagri, Tibet, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zabuyelite + Pronunciation Say ZABUYELITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100324
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Comments: Spodumene-hosted fluid inclusion containing a) a vapor bubble, b) zabuyelite, and c) spodumene. CanMin v39:1513.
Location: Spodumene from Bernic Lake (Tanco), Manitoba, Canada. Scale: Scale Bar 15 µm.
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Zabuyelite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.6833:1:1.2459
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.356, b = 4.964, c = 6.185, Z = 4; beta = 114.6° V = 233.26 Den(Calc)= 2.10
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.811(1), 2.92(0.8), 4.15(0.8),

Physical Properties of Zabuyelite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 2.09
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Zabuyelite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.002 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.002 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2492,KPDmeas= 0.2504,KC= 0.2498
Ncalc = 1.52
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.4285, b=1.5672, g=1.5743, bire=0.1458, 2V(Calc)=22, 2V(Meas)=25.

Calculated Properties of Zabuyelite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.05 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zabuyelite =2.10 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZabuyelite = 0.33 barns/electron
U=PEZabuyelite x rElectron Density= 0.67 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zabuyelite is Not Radioactive

Zabuyelite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (14)Anhydrous Carbonates
  (14.01)with Simple Formula A+ CO3
  (14.01.06)Natrite Group Natrite Na2CO3 C 2 or Cm Mono Zabuyelite Li2CO3 C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.AA.05 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.A - Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
  05.AA -Alkali Carbonates
05.AA.05 Zabuyelite Li2CO3 C 2/c 2/m

Other Zabuyelite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.75,p243,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.75,p243,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Zabuyelite :
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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