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Zavaritskite Mineral Data

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General Zavaritskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BiOF
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 243.98 gm
   Bismuth   85.66 %  Bi   95.49 % Bi2O3
   Oxygen     6.56 %  O
   Fluorine   7.79 %  F     7.79 % F
               -   %   F    -3.28 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BiOF
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of bismuthinite in bismuth-bearing hydrothermal ore deposits in quartz-topaz-siderophyllite greisens cutting a granite pluton.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Sherlova, Chita region, eastern Transbaikal, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Aleksandr Nikolayevich Zavaritskii (1884-1952), Russian petrographer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zavaritskite + Pronunciation Say ZAVARITSKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201620
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Comments: Green to greenish black zavaritskite in purplish fluorite.
Location: Josef Fluorite Mine, Moldava, Severocesky, Czech Republic. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Zavaritskite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.66159
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.747, c = 6.226, Z = 2; V = 87.41 Den(Calc)= 9.27
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 4/nmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.618(1), 1.873(1), 2.645(1),

Physical Properties of Zavaritskite

Help on Color: Color: Gray, Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 7.88 - 9, Average = 8.44
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Subtranslucent to Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-2.5 - Gypsum-Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous - Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: gray white

Optical Properties of Zavaritskite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.042 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.127 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1307,KPDmeas= 0.1435,KC= 0.1498
Ncalc = 2.18 - 2.39
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+/-), a=2.21, b=2.213, bire=0.0030.

Calculated Properties of Zavaritskite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.92 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zavaritskite =8.44 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0000323336
Boson Index = 0.9999676664
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZavaritskite =1,681.61 barns/electron
U=PEZavaritskite x rElectron Density=11634.45 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zavaritskite is Not Radioactive

Zavaritskite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (10)Oxyhalides and Hydroxyhalides
  (10.02)where A (O,OH) Xq
  (10.02.01)Bismoclite Group Zavaritskite BiOF P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Bismoclite BiOCl P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Daubreeite BiO(OH,Cl) P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.DC.25 03 - HALIDES
  03.D - Oxyhalides, Hydroxyhalides and Related Double Halides
  03.DC -With Pb (As,Sb,Bi), without Cu
03.DC.25 Bismoclite BiOCl P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
03.DC.25 Daubreeite BiO(OH,Cl) P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
03.DC.25 Matlockite PbFCl P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
03.DC.25 Rorisite (Ca,Mg)FCl P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
03.DC.25 Zavaritskite BiOF P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
03.DC.25 Zhangpeishanite! BaFCl P 4/mmm 4mm

Other Zavaritskite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) 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 Zavaritskite :
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 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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