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General Haxonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni)23C6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,365.08 gm
   Iron    81.82 %  Fe
   Nickel  12.90 %  Ni
   Carbon   5.28 %  C
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+20Ni3C6
Help on Environment: Environment: Minor accessory mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Iron meteorites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Howard J. Axon (1924-1992), English metallurgist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Haxonite Say HAXONITE

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Comments: Dark gray metallic haxonite fragment embedded in epoxy.
Location: Egvekinot meteorite, Chukot Province, Russia. Scale: See Image.
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Haxonite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.55, Z = 4; V = 1,174.24 Den(Calc)= 7.72
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): 2.151(1), 2.356(1), 1.863(0.8),

Physical Properties of Haxonite

Help on Color: Color: Tin white.
Help on Density: Density: 7.7
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5-6 - Knife Blade-Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Calculated Properties of Haxonite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.24 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Haxonite =7.72 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHaxonite = 30.54 barns/electron
U=PEHaxonite x rElectron Density= 221.10 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Haxonite is Not Radioactive

Haxonite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.16)Dana Group Cohenite (Fe,Ni,Co)3C Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Haxonite (Fe,Ni)23C6 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Isovite! (Cr,Fe)23C6 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.BA.10 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.B - Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
  01.BA -Carbides
01.BA.10 Isovite! (Cr,Fe)23C6 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.BA.10 Haxonite (Fe,Ni)23C6 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Haxonite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Haxonite :
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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