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General Arsenohauchecornite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni18Bi3AsS16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,271.34 gm
   Nickel   46.51 %  Ni
   Bismuth  27.60 %  Bi
   Arsenic   3.30 %  As
   Sulfur   22.59 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni18Bi3AsS16
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in hydrothermal Ni-Co-Cu veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Vermillion mine, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. At Karagaily, central Kazakhstan, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Alludes to its chemical relation to the hauchecornite group.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arsenohauchecornite + Pronunciation Say ARSENOHAUCHECORNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 203066
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Comments: Bright bronze, massive arsenohauchecornite with chonchoidal fracture.
Location: Vermilion Mine, Denison Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada. Scale: See Image.
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Arsenohauchecornite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.05217
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.2711, c = 10.807, Z = 2; V = 1,140.09 Den(Calc)= 6.62
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: I 4/mmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.771(1), 2.381(0.9), 2.284(0.8),

Physical Properties of Arsenohauchecornite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Bronze.
Help on Density: Density: 6.35
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5 - Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: grayish black

Optical Properties of Arsenohauchecornite

Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Arsenohauchecornite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   41.60   43.00 
 546 nm   46.20   47.10 
 589 nm   48.20   49.20 
 650 nm   50.80   51.60 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Arsenohauchecornite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Arsenohauchecornite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.07 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Arsenohauchecornite =6.62 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0069501269
Boson Index = 0.9930498731
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEArsenohauchecornite = 507.37 barns/electron
U=PEArsenohauchecornite x rElectron Density=3,081.74 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Arsenohauchecornite is Not Radioactive

Arsenohauchecornite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.02)where z/y = 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.02.05)Hauchecornite Group, Complex Ni sulfides (Tetragonal: P4/nnn or I4/mmm) Hauchecornite Ni9Bi(Sb,Bi)S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Bismutohauchecornite Ni9Bi2S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Tellurohauchecornite Ni9BiTeS8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Arsenohauchecornite Ni18Bi3AsS16 I 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Tucekite Ni9Sb2S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BB.10 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BB -With Ni, Fe
02.BB.10 Arsenohauchecornite Ni18Bi3AsS16 I 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
02.BB.10 Bismutohauchecornite Ni9Bi2S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
02.BB.10 Hauchecornite Ni9Bi(Sb,Bi)S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
02.BB.10 Tellurohauchecornite Ni9BiTeS8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
02.BB.10 Tucekite Ni9Sb2S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m

Other Arsenohauchecornite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Arsenohauchecornite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
9 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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