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Carlsbergite Mineral Data

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General Carlsbergite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CrN
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 66.00 gm
   Chromium  78.78 %  Cr
   Nitrogen  21.22 %  N
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CrN
Help on Environment: Environment: As minute platelets and grain boundary precipitates in kamacite and troilite, and as similar grains ringing daubreelite in iron meteorites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1971
Help on Locality: Locality: Agpalilik (Cape York) iron meteorite. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark, which supported recovery and cutting of the Agpalilik meteorite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 41827
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  Carlsbergite   Kamacite

Comments: Polished section showing a small light gray elongated inclusion of carlsbergite in massive kamacite.
Location: Kenton County meteorite, Kenton Co., Kentucky, USA. Scale: Picture size 0.08 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Carlsbergite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.16, Z = 4; V = 71.99 Den(Calc)= 6.09
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.068(1), 1.463(0.8), 2.394(0.8),0.846(0.6), 0.926(0.6), 1.249(0.6), 0.9496(0.5),

Physical Properties of Carlsbergite

Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Density: Density: 5.9
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 7 - Quartz
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Carlsbergite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Light gray with a rose-violet tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Carlsbergite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 481 nm   49.50   
 546 nm   41.50 
 590 nm   41.00 
 644 nm   40.50 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Carlsbergite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Carlsbergite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.72 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Carlsbergite =6.09 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.28
Boson Index = 0.72
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECarlsbergite = 18.07 barns/electron
U=PECarlsbergite x rElectron Density= 103.39 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Carlsbergite is Not Radioactive

Carlsbergite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.20)Dana Group Carlsbergite CrN F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.BC.15 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.B - Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
  01.BC -Nitrides
01.BC.15 Carlsbergite CrN F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.BC.15 Osbornite TiN F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Carlsbergite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic3)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Carlsbergite :
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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