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Fluorescent Minerals (UV) "Ankerite"

Ankerite is a mineral belonging to the dolomite group. The extreme member of the isomorphic series of dolomite-ankerite. Found in hydrothermal deposits. The crystals have a lentil-like shape. Also found in solid masses. Named after M.Y. Anker - Austrian mineralogist.

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Physical properties of Ankerite

Category Carbonate mineral
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Ank
Strunz classification 5.AB.10
Crystal system Trigonal
Crystal class Rhombohedral (3)
H-M symbol: (3)
Space group R3
Unit cell a = 4.8312(2)
c = 16.1663(3) [Å]; Z = 3
Color Brown, yellow, white
Crystal habit Chrystals rhombohedral with curved faces; columnar, stalactitic, granular, massive
Twinning Simple t {0001}, {1010}. {1120}
Cleavage Perfect on {1011}
Fracture Subconchoidal
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 3.5–4
Luster Vitreous to pearly
Streak White
Diaphaneity Translucent to transparent
Specific gravity 2.93–3.10
Optical properties Uniaxial (-)
Refractive index nω = 1.690 - 1.750 nε = 1.510 - 1.548
Birefringence δ = 0.180 - 0.202
Dispersion Strong
Code: 1300
Murzinskoye (Au) field, Altai, RF

0.00 $ $42.55

Code: 1301
Murzinskoye (Au) field, Altai, RF

0.00 $ $42.55

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