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General Dienerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni3As
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 250.99 gm
   Nickel   70.15 %  Ni
   Arsenic  29.85 %  As
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni3As
Help on Environment: Environment: Known only from one loose crystal. A questionable species. Dienerite (1921) is now regarded as nickel-skutterudite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
Help on Locality: Locality: Near Radstadt, Salzburg, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Karl Diener (1862-1928), Austrian paleontologist from Vienna who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dienerite + Pronunciation Say DIENERITE

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  Nickelskutterudite   Dienerite

Comments: Gray, blocky crystals of nickel-skutterudite (chloanthite or dienerite) with minor yellow pyrite.
Location: Gowganda, Ontario, Canada. Scale: Crystal size 3 mm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

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  Nickelskutterudite   Dienerite

Comments: Aggregate of silver-gray nickelskutterudite cubes, some tarnished to a brassy color. Dienerite is now considered to be nickelskutterudite.
Location: Hasserode, Harz, Germany. Scale: See Image.
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Dienerite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.45, Z = 16; V = 843.91 Den(Calc)= 7.90
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hextetrahedral H-M Symbol (4 3m) Space Group: I 43d

Physical Properties of Dienerite

Help on Color: Color: Gray white.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-3.5 - Calcite-Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Calculated Properties of Dienerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.37 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Dienerite =7.90 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0079269227
Boson Index = 0.9920730773
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEDienerite = 49.74 barns/electron
U=PEDienerite x rElectron Density= 366.37 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Dienerite is Not Radioactive

Dienerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.02)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=3:1
  (02.02.02)Domeykite Group Domeykite Cu3As I 43d 4 3m Kutinaite Cu14Ag6As7 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Dienerite? Ni3As I 43d 4 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EC.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.E - Metal Sulfides, M:S � 1:2
  02.EC -M:S = 1:>2
02.EC.05 Dienerite? Ni3As I 43d 4 3m
02.EC.05 Kieftite CoSb3 I m3 2/m 3
02.EC.05 Nickelskutterudite (Ni,Co)As3-x I m3 2/m 3
02.EC.05 Skutterudite (Co,Ni)As3-x I m3 2/m 3
02.EC.05 Ferroskutterudite! (Fe,Co)As3 Im3 2/m 3

Other Dienerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMin, 8/99) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Dienerite :
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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