Meaning of MINIUM in English

MINIUM

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

Pb++2Pb++++O4

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 685.60 gm)

Lead 90.67 % Pb

Oxygen 9.33 % O

Empirical Formula:

Pb3O4

Environment:

Oxidized portions of lead ore deposits.

Locality:

The river Minius located in NW Spain.

Name Origin:

Named after its locality.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

[110] Perfect, [010] Perfect

Color:

light red, brownish red, vivid red, or yellowish red.

Density:

8.2

Diaphaniety:

Subtransparent to opaque

Habits:

Scaly - Morphology like fish scales., Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock., Striated - Parallel lines on crystal surface or cleavage face.

Hardness:

2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite

Luminescence:

None.

Luster:

Adamantine

Streak:

yellowish orange

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