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Auricupride Mineral Data

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General Auricupride Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3Au
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 387.60 gm
   Copper  49.18 %  Cu
   Gold    50.82 %  Au
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3Au
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in serpentinites as a low temperature un-mixing of Au-Cu alloys.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
Help on Locality: Locality: Karabaseh and Talnakh deposits, Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its composition of Au and Cu.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Auricupride + Pronunciation Say AURICUPRIDE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40351
  PDF 35-1357
  Rozhkovite - Pd-bearing auricupride

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Comments: Golden metallic veins of auricupride in quartz.
Location: Vacos Hielados, Chile. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Auricupride Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:: =0.0879:1:0.0899
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.753, = 42.68, = 3.84, Z = 11; V = 615.08 Den(Calc)= 11.51
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.23(1), 1.92(0.7), 1.94(0.7),

Physical Properties of Auricupride

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Bronze, Copper.
Help on Density: Density: 11.5
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Malleable - Deforms rather than breaking apart with a hammer.
Help on Habit: Habit: Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes
Help on Habit: Habit: Ductile - Grains deform from mechanical stress. Characteristic of metals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow

Optical Properties of Auricupride

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Violet rose.

Calculated Properties of Auricupride

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=9.86 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Auricupride =11.5 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0
Boson Index = 1
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAuricupride = 831.18 barns/electron
U=PEAuricupride x rElectron Density=8,194.43 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Auricupride is Not Radioactive

Auricupride Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.02)Auricupride Group Auricupride Cu3Au P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Tetra-auricupride AuCu P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Yuanjiangite AuSn P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AA.10a 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AA -Copper-cupalite family
01.AA.10a Auricupride Cu3Au P m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Auricupride Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Auricupride :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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