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|Hardness:||4½ - 5|
This page provides mineralogical data about Deanesmithite.
Classification of Deanesmithite
|IMA status:||Approved 1991|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||6/F.02-07|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||7.FB.20|
7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
F : Chromates
B : With additional O,V, S, Cl
|Dana 7th edition ID:||126.96.36.199|
|Dana 8th edition ID:||188.8.131.52|
35 : ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
4 : Miscellaneous
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Type Occurrence of Deanesmithite
|Type Locality:||Clear Creek claim (Clear Creek Mine), Picacho Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA|
Physical Properties of Deanesmithite
|Hardness (Mohs):||4½ - 5|
Crystallography of Deanesmithite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 8.11Å, b = 9.5Å, c = 6.81Å|
α = 100.43°, β = 110.24°, γ = 82.8°
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 0.854 : 1 : 0.717|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 483.03 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Chemical Properties of Deanesmithite
|Essential elements:||Cr, Hg, O, S|
|All elements listed in formula:||Cr, Hg, O, S|
Relationship of Deanesmithite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Deanesmithite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Deanesmithite
Canadian Mineralogist (1993): 31: 787-793.
Canadian Mineralogist: 35: 765-772.
Internet Links for Deanesmithite
Localities for Deanesmithite
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Locality Updated: Alais meteorite, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, FranceFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 9th Dec 2013 15:57:27