Meaning of AGARDITE-(CE) in English

AGARDITE-(CE)

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

(Ce,Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3(H2O)

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 1,069.23 gm)

Calcium 0.94 % Ca

Cerium 9.83 % Ce

Copper 35.66 % Cu

Arsenic 21.02 % As

Hydrogen 1.13 % H

Oxygen 31.42 % O

Empirical Formula:

Ce0.75Ca0.25Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3(H2O)

IMA Status:

Not IMA Approved (Dana # Added)

Name Origin:

Named for the composition and for Jules Agard, Geologist, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, Orleans, France.

Physical Properties:

Color:

bluish, yellow green, or sky blue.

Density:

3.72

Diaphaniety:

Transparent

Hardness:

3-4 - Calcite-Fluorite

Luster:

Vitreous (Glassy)

Streak:

greenish white

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