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General Linnaeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Co++Co+++2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 305.06 gm
   Cobalt  57.95 %  Co
   Sulfur  42.05 %  S
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoCo2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal veins with other cobalt and nickel sufides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Bastn�s mines, Riddarhyttan, V�stmanland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Swedish botanist, C. Linne (1707-1778).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Linnaeite + Pronunciation Say LINNAEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24212
  Linneite
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  Linnaeite

Comments: Brassy metallic octahedral crystal of linnaeite on matrix.
Location: Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. Scale: Not Given.
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Linnaeite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.401, Z = 8; V = 830.85 Den(Calc)= 4.88
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.83(1), 1.67(0.8), 2.36(0.7),
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Physical Properties of Linnaeite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Imperfect
Help on Color: Color: Violet gray, Copper red, Light gray, Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 4.8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Fine - Occurs as well-formed fine sized crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5-5.5 - Near Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: grayish black
 

Optical Properties of Linnaeite

Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Linnaeite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   44.10   
 420 nm   43.60 
 440 nm   43.10 
 460 nm   42.00 
 480 nm   42.50 
 500 nm   42.50 
 520 nm   43.10 
 540 nm   43.60 
 560 nm   43.90 
 580 nm   44.70 
 600 nm   45.20 
 620 nm   45.80 
 640 nm   46.40 
 660 nm   46.90 
 680 nm   47.50 
 700 nm   47.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Linnaeite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Linnaeite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.64 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Linnaeite =4.88 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0031533752
Boson Index = 0.9968466248
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELinnaeite = 22.24 barns/electron
U=PELinnaeite x rElectron Density= 103.20 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Linnaeite is Not Radioactive
 

Linnaeite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.10.01.01 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.10)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=3:4
  (02.10.01)Linnaeite Group (Isometric: Fd3m)
 
02.10.01.01 Linnaeite CoCo2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.02 Carrollite Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.03 Fletcherite Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.04 Tyrrellite (Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.05 Bornhardtite CoCo2Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.06 Siegenite (Ni,Co)3S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.07 Polydymite NiNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.08 Violarite FeNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.09 Trustedtite Ni3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.10 Greigite FeFe2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.11 Daubreelite FeCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.12 Indite FeIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.13 Kalininite ZnCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.14 Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.15 Cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.16 Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.17 Malanite Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.18 Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.19 Cadmoindite! CdIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DA.05 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.05 Bornhardtite CoCo2Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Carrollite Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Fletcherite Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Dayingite* CuCoPtS4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Daubreelite FeCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Greigite FeFe2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Indite FeIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Linnaeite CoCo2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Kalininite ZnCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Malanite Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Polydymite NiNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Violarite FeNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Tyrrellite (Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Siegenite (Ni,Co)3S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Xingzhongite (Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Trustedtite Ni3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cadmoindite! CdIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Linnaeite 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 Linnaeite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - HyperPhysics
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info
17 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Co++Co+++2S4
Dana No: 02.10.01.01 Strunz No: 02.DA.05
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