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Tunellite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
2.5
1.2 Luster
Vitreous Pearly
1.3 Cleavage
{100} Perfect, {001} Distinct
1.4 Fracture
Not Available
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
2.35
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
SrB6O9(OH)2•3(H2O)
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
SrB6O9(OH)2•3(H2O)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Monoclinic Prismatic H-M Symbol
2.2.2 Space group
Monoclinic Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Not Available
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Not Available
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
384.54
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:b:c =1.7521:1:1.2095
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.04
Rank: 34 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.96
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
14.39
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
8.21
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
9.93
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
114.07 °
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
6.57(1), 5.135(0.3), 6.97(0.25
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
2.40
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Transparent
4.6 Luminescence
Fluorescent
4.7 Birefringence
0
4.8 Pleochroism
colorless.
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Not Available
5.2 IMA Status
Approved IMA 1961
5.3 Dana Class
26.06.06.02
5.4 Strunz Class
06.FC.05
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Borate deposits.
6.2 Locality
U. S. Borax open pit, Boron, Kern Co., California. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named for George Tunnel (1900-1996), U. S. Mineralogist.
6.4 Color
Colorless., Not Available
6.5 Name Synonym
Balavinskite ?
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Tunellite?

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 Tunellite? Here you can know all about it. Tunellite mineral belongs to Not Available. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Tunellite 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 1961. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Tunellite has Mohs Hardness between 2.5.

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