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General Insizwaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pt(Bi,Sb)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 569.43 gm
   Bismuth   55.05 %  Bi
   Antimony  10.69 %  Sb
   Platinum  34.26 %  Pt
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PtBi1.5Sb0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Of hydrothermal origin, in a vein cutting massif pyrrhotite ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Insizwa deposit, Waterfall Gorge, Pondoland and East Griqualand areas, Transkei, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Insizwa mineral deposit, South Africa, where it was discovered.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Insizwaite + Pronunciation Say INSIZWAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42548
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Insizwaite Image

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  Insizwaite   Moncheite

Comments: Back-scattered electron image showing b) intergrowth of taimyrite-tatyanaite with moncheitei-insizwaite (CanMin, v 42, p 611).
Location: Kondyor PGE placer, Khabarovskiy Kray, eastern Siberia, Russia. Scale: See Image.
© Canadian Mineralogist

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  Niggliite   Insizwaite

Comments: B&W image of a polished section showing insizwaite grain (I) showing details of niggliite (N) inclusions and exsolved chalcopyrite (C) lamellae in the pentlandite (P). (MinMag, v38:299).
Location: Insizwa deposit, Waterfall Gorge, Pondoland and East Griqualand areas (Transkei), South Africa. Scale: See Image.
© Mineralogical Magazine

Insizwaite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.625, Z = 4; V = 290.78 Den(Calc)= 13.01
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): 1.99(1), 2.7(0.8), 2.96(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Insizwaite

Help on Color: Color: Tin white.
Help on Density: Density: 12.8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Insizwaite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Insizwaite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 420 nm   49.30   
 440 nm   50.50 
 460 nm   52.50 
 480 nm   52.80 
 500 nm   53.60 
 520 nm   53.80 
 540 nm   54.00 
 560 nm   54.40 
 580 nm   54.40 
 600 nm   54.60 
 620 nm   55.00 
 640 nm   55.20 
 660 nm   55.70 
 680 nm   56.00 
 700 nm   56.50 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Insizwaite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Insizwaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=10.4 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Insizwaite =13.0 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.11
Boson Index = 0.89
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEInsizwaite =1,699.67 barns/electron
U=PEInsizwaite x rElectron Density=17708.00 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Insizwaite is Not Radioactive
 

Insizwaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.01.15 (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 Insizwaite 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 Insizwaite :
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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Insizwaite

Pt(Bi,Sb)2
Dana No: 02.12.01.15 Strunz No: 02.EB.05a
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