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Florenskyite Mineral Data

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General Florenskyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni)TiP
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 134.03 gm
   Titanium    30.36 %  Ti
   Iron        40.83 %  Fe
   Nickel       5.69 %  Ni
   Phosphorus  23.11 %  P
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+0.98Ni0.13Ti0.85P
Help on Environment: Environment: Inclusion in serpentine in a carbonaceous, enstatitic, and Rumaruti type chondrodite meteorite. Anti-PbCl2 structure.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Kaidum chondritic meteorite, which fell in South Yemen in 1980. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Cyrill P. Florensky (1915-19820, Russian geochemist, who is one of the founders of Colleagues in the Laboratory of Comparative Planetology.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89711

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Comments: Backscattered electron image of the serpentine mass containing bright florenskyite grains (arrow). (AmMin, 85:1083).
Location: Kaidun chondritic meteorite, which fell in South Yemen in 1980. Scale: See Image.
© American Mineralogist

Florenskyite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.6676:1:1.9147
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.007, b = 3.602, c = 6.897, Z = 4; V = 149.23 Den(Calc)= 5.97
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P nma
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.301(1)(112), 2.188(0.88)(211), 2.307(0.47)(210),1.801(0.45)(020), 1.938(0.45)(013), 1.115(0.38)(230), 1.923(0.34)(301), 2.147(0.31)(103),

Physical Properties of Florenskyite

Help on Color: Color: Cream white.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Inclusions - Generally found as inclusions in other minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Florenskyite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.77 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.296) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Creamy white.

Calculated Properties of Florenskyite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.60 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Florenskyite =5.97 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFlorenskyite = 21.02 barns/electron
U=PEFlorenskyite x rElectron Density= 117.64 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Florenskyite is Not Radioactive

Florenskyite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.17)Dana Group Tongbaite Cr3C2 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m Florenskyite! (Fe,Ni)TiP P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m Andreyivanovite! FeCrP P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.BD.15 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.B - Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
  01.BD -Phosphides
01.BD.15 Allabogdanite! (Fe,Ni)2P P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
01.BD.15 Florenskyite! (Fe,Ni)TiP P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
01.BD.15 Andreyivanovite! FeCrP P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Florenskyite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, Vol 85, p 1082) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol 85, p 1082) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, Vol 85, p 1082)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Florenskyite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
7 - MinDAT
8 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
9 - Online Mineral Museum
10 - QUT Mineral Atlas
11 - Ruff.Info

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