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This page provides mineralogical data about Lime.
Classification of Lime
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/A.04-60|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||4.AB.25|
4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
A : Metal: Oxygen = 2:1 and 1:1
B : M:O = 1:1 (and up to 1:1.25); with small to medium-sized cations only
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
2 : AX
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||7.4.11|
7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
4 : Oxides of Be, Mg and the alkaline earths
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Physical Properties of Lime
Crystallography of Lime
|Class (H-M):||m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral|
|Cell Parameters:||a = 4.797Å|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 110.38 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Chemical Properties of Lime
|Essential elements:||Ca, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ca, O|
Relationship of Lime to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Lime
|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 Lime
Scacchi (12, 1883) (as Calce).
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 503.
Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal (1986): 5: 54-65.
Internet Links for Lime
Localities for Lime
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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