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Isoferroplatinum Mineral Data

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General Isoferroplatinum Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pt,Pd)3(Fe,Cu)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 576.52 gm
   Iron        7.27 %  Fe
   Copper      2.76 %  Cu
   Palladium  13.84 %  Pd
   Platinum   76.13 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt2.25Pd0.75Fe0+0.75Cu0.25
Help on Environment: Environment: In Pt-Fe and Cu-Ni deposits in ultramafic rocks, and in placers derived from them.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: Placer Deposits, Tulameen River, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the structure and composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Isoferroplatinum + Pronunciation Say ISOFERROPLATINUM
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42588
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  Cuproiridsite   Isoferroplatinum

Comments: Gray equant crystal of cuproiridsite in light gray isoferroplatinum. Polished section (from microprobe analysis) in reflected light.
Location: Konder Mine, Konder alkaline-ultrabasic massif, Aldan shield, Saha (Sakha) Republic (Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 0.14 mm.
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Comments: Irregularly shaped silver metallic nugget of isoferroplatinum with minor chromite.
Location: Fox Gulch, Goodnews Bay. Alaska, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

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  Ruthenium   Isoferroplatinum

Comments: Scanning electron micrograph of polished section of ruthenium nugget with isoferroplatinum inclusions.
Location: Miass River, Chelyabinsk District, Southern Urals, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Isoferroplatinum Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.858, Z = 1; V = 57.42 Den(Calc)= 16.67
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.163(1), 2.228(0.9), 1.932(0.7),

Physical Properties of Isoferroplatinum

Help on Color: Color: Gray, Dark gray.
Help on Density: Density: 16.5
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Malleable - Deforms rather than breaking apart with a hammer.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Isoferroplatinum

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bright white.

Calculated Properties of Isoferroplatinum

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=13.7 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Isoferroplatinum =16.7 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.28
Boson Index = 0.72
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEIsoferroplatinum =1,240.03 barns/electron
U=PEIsoferroplatinum x rElectron Density=16977.52 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Isoferroplatinum is Not Radioactive

Isoferroplatinum Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.05)Isoferroplatinum group (Space Group Pm3m) Isoferroplatinum (Pt,Pd)3(Fe,Cu) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Rustenburgite (Pt,Pd)3Sn F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Atokite (Pd,Pt)3Sn F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Zvyagintsevite Pd3Pb P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Chengdeite Ir3Fe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Yixunite! Pt3In P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.35 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AG -PGE-metal alloys
01.AG.35 Chengdeite Ir3Fe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AG.35 Isoferroplatinum (Pt,Pd)3(Fe,Cu) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Isoferroplatinum 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 Isoferroplatinum :
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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