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General Zinc Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 65.39 gm
   Zinc 100.00 %  Zn
        ______ 
        100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized sphalerite, as volcanic exhalations, and in platinum concentrates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Elsa mine, Keno Hill-Galena Hill area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the German, "zink."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zinc Say ZINC
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64990
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  Zinc

Comments: Dull light gray zinc grain.
Location: Kazakhstan. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Zinc Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.856
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.6591, c = 4.9353, Z = 2; V = 30.22 Den(Calc)= 7.19
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.091(1), 2.473(0.53), 2.308(0.4),
 

Physical Properties of Zinc

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Blue gray.
Help on Density: Density: 6.9 - 7.2, Average = 7.05
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Irregular Grains - Occurs as splotchy, anhedral crystals forming inclusions in other minerals or rocks.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: light gray
 

Calculated Properties of Zinc

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.60 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zinc =7.19 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZinc = 51.95 barns/electron
U=PEZinc x rElectron Density= 342.72 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zinc is Not Radioactive
 

Zinc Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 01.01.05.01 (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.05)Dana Group
 
01.01.05.01 Zinc Zn P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.01.05.02 Cadmium Cd P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AB.05 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AB -Zinc-brass family (Cu-Zn alloys)
 
01.AB.05 Cadmium Cd P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.AB.05 Rhenium* Re P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.AB.05 Zinc Zn P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.AB.05 Titanium* Ti P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Zinc Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Zinc :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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