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Zharchikhite Mineral Data

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General Zharchikhite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AlF(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 79.99 gm
   Aluminum  33.73 %  Al   63.73 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   2.52 %  H    22.52 % H2O
   Oxygen    40.00 %  O
   Fluorine  23.75 %  F    23.75 % F
               -   %   F   -10.00 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AlF(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Cavities in hydrothermally mineralized fault breccia in trachyte in a stockwork molybdenum deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Zharchikha molybdenum deposit, 60 km south-southwest of Ulan-Ude, on the west side of Lake Baikal, Buryatia, eastern Siberia, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zharchikhite + Pronunciation Say ZHARCHIKHITE

Zharchikhite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6584:1:0.6603
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.164, b = 7.843, c = 5.179, Z = 4; beta = 116.244° V = 188.13 Den(Calc)= 2.82
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.98(1), 1.833(0.9), 2.92(0.8),

Physical Properties of Zharchikhite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 2.81
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Zharchikhite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.532, b=1.552, g=1.567, bire=0.0350, 2V(Calc)=80, 2V(Meas)=80.

Calculated Properties of Zharchikhite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.82 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zharchikhite =2.82 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0001957857
Boson Index = 0.9998042143
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZharchikhite = 1.16 barns/electron
U=PEZharchikhite x rElectron Density= 3.28 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zharchikhite is Not Radioactive

Zharchikhite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (10)Oxyhalides and Hydroxyhalides
  (10.02)where A (O,OH) Xq
  (10.02.08)Dana Group Zharchikhite AlF(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.AC.05 03 - HALIDES
  03.A - Simple Halides, Without H2O
  03.AC -M:X = 1:3
03.AC.05 Zharchikhite AlF(OH)2 P 21/a 2/m

Other Zharchikhite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.74,p504,1989) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.74,p504,1989)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Zharchikhite :
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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Dana No: Strunz No: 03.AC.05