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Apachite

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Apachit
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Apachit (SNr: B005848)

Nadelige blaugrüne Kristalle, BB = 2 mm; Fundort: Christmas Mine, Banner District, Dripping Springs Mts., Gila Co., Arizona, USA.

Collection: Lithothek der Münchener Micromounter
Copyright: Bebo
Contribution: Münchener Micromounter 2015-11-21
Locality: Christmas Mine (Inspiration Mine) / Christmas / Banner District / Dripping Spring Mts / Gila Co. / Arizona / USA
Apachit
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Apachit

Bildbreite: 2,5 mm, Fundort: Christmas Mine, Banner District, Dripping Springs Mts., Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2014-05-16
Locality: Christmas Mine (Inspiration Mine) / Christmas / Banner District / Dripping Spring Mts / Gila Co. / Arizona / USA
Apachit
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Apachit

Bildbreite: 3 mm, Fundort: Christmas Mine, Banner District, Dripping Springs Mts., Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2014-07-28
Locality: Christmas Mine (Inspiration Mine) / Christmas / Banner District / Dripping Spring Mts / Gila Co. / Arizona / USA
Apachit
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Apachit

Christmas mine, Gila Co; Bb 5 mm; Begleiter: Ruizit, Gilalit.

Collection: Guy Heinen
Copyright: Guy Heinen
Contribution: guyhein 2021-06-21
Locality: Christmas Mine (Inspiration Mine) / Christmas / Banner District / Dripping Spring Mts / Gila Co. / Arizona / USA
Apachit
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Apachit

Fundort: Christmas Mine, Christmas area, Arizona, USA

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: JHM 2006-01-22
Locality: Christmas Mine (Inspiration Mine) / Christmas / Banner District / Dripping Spring Mts / Gila Co. / Arizona / USA
Ruizit
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Ruizit

Christmas mine, Gila Co; Bb 5 mm; Begleiter: Apachit, Gilalit,Apophyllit; Ex-Sammlung Michael Shannon.

Collection: Guy Heinen
Copyright: Guy Heinen
Contribution: guyhein 2021-06-21
Locality: Christmas Mine (Inspiration Mine) / Christmas / Banner District / Dripping Spring Mts / Gila Co. / Arizona / USA

Collectors Summary

Color blau
Streak color blassblau
Hardness (Mohs) 2
Solubility +++ Säuren
Crystal System monoklin,

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Cu2+9Si10O29·11H2O

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Kupfer, Silicium, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 1514.924034 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 81

Info

Empirical formula:

Cu9Si10O29·11H2O

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

1.46

22

27.16

1.0079470

22.1748340

Oxygen

O

42.24

40

49.38

15.9994300

639.9772000

Silicon

Si

18.54

10

12.35

28.0855300

280.8553000

Copper

Cu

37.75

9

11.11

63.5463000

571.9167000

Anal­y­sis wt%

CuO : 43.60, MgO : 1.70, CaO : 1.80, SiO2 : 40.80, H2O : 13.80 (Ref: Mineralogical Magazine 80)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

9.HE.10

9: Silikate (Germanate)
H: Unklassifizierte Silikate
E: Mit [Cu], [Zn]
10:Apachit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

VIII/D.06-020

VIII: SILIKATE
D: Unklassifizierte Silikate
6: Vorwiegend kleine Kationen: Mg-Fe-Mn-Cu

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

9.GE.110

9: SILICATES
G: Unknown Structures
E: with Cu, Zn

Dana 8th edi­tion

78.04.01.01

78: Unclassified Silicate Minerals
04: Unclassified silicates possible inosilicates

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

blau

Streak color

blassblau

max. Birefrin­gence

0.040

Birefringence chart\! Apachite title=Birefringence chart Apachite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

1.610

RI value β

1.650

RI value γ / ε

1.650

Ri mean

1.637

2V angle

Biaxial (-) sm

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

monoklin

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

12.89

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

6.055

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

19.11

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

2.129

Cell param­e­ters c/b

3.156

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90.42

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

2

Volumne (ų)

1491.475

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

12.89(100),
10.62(40),
9.556(40),
7.663(50),
4.491(40),
4.174(40),
3.168(70),
2.886(40)

XRD chart Apachite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

2

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

32 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.80 (gemessen)

3.373 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

+++ Säuren

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Cesbron & Williams, 1980

References

Cesbron,F.P. & Williams, S.A., 1980, Min. Mag. 43, 639-641

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Apachite

Cu2+9Si10O29·11H2O

9.HE.10

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Gilalite

Cu52+Si6O17·7H2O

VIII/D.06-010

Apachite

Cu2+9Si10O29·11H2O

VIII/D.06-020

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Gilalite

Cu52+Si6O17·7H2O

9.GE.100

Apachite

Cu2+9Si10O29·11H2O

9.GE.110

Ajoite

(Na,K)3Cu2+20Al3Si29O76(OH)16·8H2O

triklin : 1 : P1

9.GE.120

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Apachite

Cu2+9Si10O29·11H2O

78.04.01.01

Ashburtonite

HPb4Cu42+Si4O12(HCO3)4(OH)4Cl

tetragonal : 4/m : I4/m

78.04.02.01

Fukalite

Ca4Si2O6(CO3)(OH,F)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

78.04.03.01

Gilalite

Cu52+Si6O17·7H2O

78.04.04.01

Grumantite

NaHSi2O5·H2O

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Fdd2

78.04.05.01

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1979-022

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Apa

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