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Zincolibethenite Mineral Data

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General Zincolibethenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuZn(PO4)OH
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 240.99 gm
   Zinc        27.73 %  Zn   34.52 % ZnO
   Copper      25.84 %  Cu   32.35 % CuO
   Phosphorus  12.81 %  P    29.36 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.42 %  H     3.74 % H2O
   Oxygen      33.20 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       99.96 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu0.98Zn1.02P0.99O4(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Thought to have formed from a Zn-rich cupriferous fluid which possibly originated from the late-stage alteration of tarbuttite. Zn-dominant analogue of libethenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Broken Hill mines, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its relationship to libethenite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-010

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Comments: Pale greenish-blue botryoidal zincolibethenite groups, associated with colorless tarbuttite.
Location: Kabwe mine, Kabwe, Zambia. Scale: See Image.
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Zincolibethenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.008:1:0.7115
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.3263, b = 8.2601, c = 5.8771, Z = 4; V = 404.20 Den(Calc)= 3.96
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnnm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.7937(1)(011), 2.6325(0.47)(310), 5.8676(0.39)(110),2.9351(0.33)(220), 3.6993(0.22)(120), 2.4049(0.19)(311), 2.304(0.18)(320),

Physical Properties of Zincolibethenite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Bright green.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Habit: Habit: Spherical - Spherical, rounded aggregates.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: pale green

Optical Properties of Zincolibethenite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= 0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1751,KC= 0.176
Ncalc = 1.7
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.66, b=1.705, g=1.715, bire=0.0550

Calculated Properties of Zincolibethenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.78 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zincolibethenite =3.96 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZincolibethenite = 25.92 barns/electron
U=PEZincolibethenite x rElectron Density= 97.98 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zincolibethenite is Not Radioactive

Zincolibethenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.06)where (A)2 (XO4) Zq
  (41.06.06)Olivenite Group Olivenite Cu2AsO4(OH) P 21/n 2/m Libethenite Cu2(PO4)(OH) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Adamite Zn2(AsO4)(OH) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Eveite Mn2(AsO4)(OH) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Zincolibethenite! CuZn(PO4)OH Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Zincolivenite! CuZn(AsO4)(OH) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BB.30 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BB -With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 � 1:1
08.BB.30 Eveite Mn2(AsO4)(OH) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
08.BB.30 Adamite Zn2(AsO4)(OH) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
08.BB.30 Libethenite Cu2(PO4)(OH) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
08.BB.30 Olivenite Cu2AsO4(OH) P 21/n 2/m
08.BB.30 Zincolibethenite! CuZn(PO4)OH Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
08.BB.30 Zincolivenite! CuZn(AsO4)(OH) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Zincolibethenite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, v90, p1950) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v90, p1950) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, v90, p1950)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Zincolibethenite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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