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Luberoite Mineral Data

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General Luberoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pt5Se4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,291.24 gm
   Platinum  75.54 %  Pt
   Selenium  24.46 %  Se
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt5Se4
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: Lubero region, Kivu Prov., Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1992 for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Luberoite + Pronunciation Say LUBEROITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 77954
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Luberoite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.6208:1:2.7326
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.584, b = 4.062, c = 11.1, Z = 2; beta = 101.6° V = 290.80 Den(Calc)= 14.75
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.875(1), 2.93(0.8), 1.812(0.7),

Physical Properties of Luberoite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Bronze brown.
Help on Density: Density: 13.02
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Calculated Properties of Luberoite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=12.0 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Luberoite =14.8 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.27
Boson Index = 0.73
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELuberoite =1,222.12 barns/electron
U=PELuberoite x rElectron Density=14686.41 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Luberoite is Not Radioactive

Luberoite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.16)with miscellaneous formulae
  (02.16.23)Dana Group Luberoite Pt5Se4 P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BC.35 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BC -With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.
02.BC.35 Luberoite Pt5Se4 P 21/c 2/m

Other Luberoite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(37th List of New Min.,Min. Mag.,1996)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Luberoite :
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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Dana No: Strunz No: 02.BC.35