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Hauerite Mineral Data

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General Hauerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MnS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 119.07 gm
   Manganese  46.14 %  Mn
   Sulfur     53.86 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+S2
Help on Environment: Environment: A low temperature mineral commonly associated with solfataric waters and marine salt deposits, in clay deposits rich in sulfer, and from decomposed extrusive rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1846
Help on Locality: Locality: Kalinka Sulfur Works, Bansk� Bystrica (Neusohl), Banskobystricky Kraj, Slovak Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Austrian geologists, J. R. Hauer (1778-1863) and F. R. Hauer (1822-1899).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hauerite Say HAUERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 36547
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  Hauerite   Rambergite

Comments: Small black octahedral crystals of hauerite with small brown crystals of rambergite.
Location: Ronneburg U deposit, Gera district, Thuringia, Germany. Scale: Picture size 0.8 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Hauerite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.1, Z = 4; V = 226.98 Den(Calc)= 3.48
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): 3.07(1), 1.843(0.7), 2.75(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Hauerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Perfect, {010} Perfect, {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Blackish gray, Brownish gray, Brownish black.
Help on Density: Density: 3.463
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: reddish brown
 

Optical Properties of Hauerite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=2.69.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Grayish white with a very light brownish hue with red internal reflections.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Hauerite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   26.20   
 420 nm   26.20 
 440 nm   26.20 
 460 nm   26.00 
 480 nm   25.90 
 500 nm   25.60 
 520 nm   25.20 
 540 nm   24.80 
 560 nm   24.30 
 580 nm   23.80 
 600 nm   23.20 
 620 nm   22.80 
 640 nm   22.50 
 660 nm   22.20 
 680 nm   22.00 
 700 nm   21.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Hauerite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Hauerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.33 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hauerite =3.48 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0040395549
Boson Index = 0.9959604451
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHauerite = 14.85 barns/electron
U=PEHauerite x rElectron Density= 49.49 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hauerite is Not Radioactive
 

Hauerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.01.09 (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 Hauerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Hauerite :
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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Hauerite

MnS2
Dana No: 02.12.01.09 Strunz No: 02.EB.05a
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