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Esperite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
5
1.2 Luster
Vitreous (Glassy)
1.3 Cleavage
Distinct on [010] and [100] poor on [101]
1.4 Fracture
Brittle Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
4.12
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
PbCa3Zn4(SiO4)4
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
PbCa3Zn4(SiO4)4
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Monoclinic
2.2.2 Space group
Monoclinic
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Typically massive
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Prismatic (2/m)
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
957.33
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:b:c =2.1318:1:3.6904
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.06
Rank: 32 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.94
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
17.63
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
8.27
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
30.52
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
90.00 °
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
3.017(1), 2.534(0.75), 7.62(0.45
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
4.42
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Subtranslucent to opaque
4.6 Luminescence
Fluorescent
4.7 Birefringence
0.012
4.8 Pleochroism
colorless.
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Silicate mineral
5.2 IMA Status
Approved IMA 1965
5.3 Dana Class
51.02.01.03
5.4 Strunz Class
09.AB.15
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Metamorphosed zinc deposits associated with larsenite.
6.2 Locality
Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named for Esper Signius Larsen, Jr. (1879-1961), petrologist and Professor of Geology, Harvard University.
6.4 Color
White, White.
6.5 Name Synonym
Calcium larsenite
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Esperite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Esperite? Here you can know all about it. Esperite mineral belongs to Silicate mineral. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Esperite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Approved IMA 1965. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Esperite has Mohs Hardness between 5.

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