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Konderite Mineral Data

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General Konderite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCu3(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,007.80 gm
   Copper     9.49 %  Cu
   Iridium    9.57 %  Ir
   Platinum  19.43 %  Pt
   Rhodium   25.63 %  Rh
   Lead      10.32 %  Pb
   Sulfur    25.55 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCu3Rh5Pt2IrS16
Help on Environment: Environment: As inclusions in a Pt-Fe alloy from an alkali-ultramafic massif.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Konder massif, Yakutia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Konderite + Pronunciation Say KONDERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Kondorite

Konderite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.34624
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.024, c = 16.48, Z = 1; V = 704.14 Den(Calc)= 4.73
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m) Space Group: P 6/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.763(1), 2.98(1), 2.459(0.9),

Physical Properties of Konderite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good, {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5 - Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Calculated Properties of Konderite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.16 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Konderite =4.73 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.09
Boson Index = 0.91
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKonderite = 664.21 barns/electron
U=PEKonderite x rElectron Density=2,763.36 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Konderite is Not Radioactive

Konderite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.10)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=3:4
  (02.10.04)Dana Group Konderite PbCu3(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16 P 6/m 6/m Inaglyite PbCu3(Ir,Pt)8S16 P 6/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DA.20 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.D - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 3:4 and 2:3
  02.DA -M:S = 3:4
02.DA.20 Inaglyite PbCu3(Ir,Pt)8S16 P 6/m 6/m
02.DA.20 Konderite PbCu3(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16 P 6/m 6/m

Other Konderite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Konderite :
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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