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Cattierite Mineral Data

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General Cattierite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CoS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 123.07 gm
   Cobalt  47.89 %  Co
   Sulfur  52.11 %  S
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoS2
Help on Environment: Environment: In carbonate rocks (Shinkolobwe mine, Zaire).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1945
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Shinkolobwe mine, Shaba Province, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Felicien Cattier, former Chairman of Union Miniere du Haut Katanga, Belgium.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100325
  PDF 41-1471
 

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  Cattierite   Siegenite

Comments: Pinkish metallic cattierite, intergrown with gray siegenite.
Location: Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Shaba, Zaire. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Cattierite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.535, Z = 4; V = 169.57 Den(Calc)= 4.82
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Diploidal H-M Symbol (2/m 3) Space Group: P a3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.75(1), 2.46(0.6), 1.66(0.55),
 

Physical Properties of Cattierite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Pink, Reddish white.
Help on Density: Density: 4.8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Cattierite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Cattierite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   35.80   
 420 nm   35.20 
 440 nm   34.50 
 460 nm   34.30 
 480 nm   34.60 
 500 nm   35.10 
 520 nm   35.80 
 540 nm   36.70 
 560 nm   37.60 
 580 nm   38.40 
 600 nm   39.40 
 620 nm   40.20 
 640 nm   41.10 
 660 nm   41.90 
 680 nm   42.60 
 700 nm   43.30 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Cattierite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Cattierite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.62 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Cattierite =4.82 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.003908416
Boson Index = 0.996091584
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECattierite = 19.20 barns/electron
U=PECattierite x rElectron Density= 88.74 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Cattierite is Not Radioactive
 

Cattierite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.01.03 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.01)Pyrite Group (Isometric: Pa3)
 
02.12.01.01 Pyrite FeS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.02 Vaesite NiS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.03 Cattierite CoS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.04 Penroseite (Ni,Co,Cu)Se2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.05 Trogtalite CoSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.06 Villamaninite (Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.07 Fukuchilite Cu3FeS8 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.08 Krutaite CuSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.09 Hauerite MnS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.10 Laurite RuS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.11 Aurostibite AuSb2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.12 Krutovite NiAs2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.13 Sperrylite PtAs2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.14 Geversite Pt(Sb,Bi)2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.15 Insizwaite Pt(Bi,Sb)2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.16 Erlichmanite OsS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.17 Dzharkenite FeSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.18 Gaotaiite Ir3Te8 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.19 Mayingite IrBiTe P a3 2/m 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EB.05a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.E - Metal Sulfides, M:S � 1:2
  02.EB -M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
 
02.EB.05a Aurostibite AuSb2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Cattierite CoS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Hauerite MnS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Fukuchilite Cu3FeS8 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Dzharkenite FeSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Erlichmanite OsS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Geversite Pt(Sb,Bi)2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Gaotaiite Ir3Te8 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Insizwaite Pt(Bi,Sb)2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Laurite RuS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Krutaite CuSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Pyrite FeS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Penroseite (Ni,Co,Cu)Se2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Sperrylite PtAs2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Vaesite NiS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Villamaninite (Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Trogtalite CoSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 

Other Cattierite 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 Cattierite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Cattierite

CoS2
Dana No: 02.12.01.03 Strunz No: 02.EB.05a
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