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Makinenite Mineral Data

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General Makinenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiSe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 137.65 gm
   Nickel    42.64 %  Ni
   Selenium  57.36 %  Se
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiSe
Help on Environment: Environment: In sills of albite diabase in schist, associated with low-grade uranium mineralization.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Kitka River, Kuusamo, Oulun (Oulu) L��ni, Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Eero Makinen, Finnish geologist, adn former President of the Outokumpa Company.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Makinenite + Pronunciation Say MAKINENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Maekinenite

Makinenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.32767
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.01, c = 3.28, Z = 9; V = 284.62 Den(Calc)= 7.23
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.325(1), 2.63(1), 2.88(1),

Physical Properties of Makinenite

Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Orange yellow.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Makinenite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong, in oil pale green to pale orange-yellow, in air glowing cinder-red to blue-green or green.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Orange yellow in air, pure yellow in oil.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Strong, yellow to greenish yellow.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Makinenite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   24.00   25.00 
 420 nm   27.50   30.00 
 440 nm   31.00   35.00 
 460 nm   35.30   38.70 
 480 nm   39.40   41.60 
 500 nm   43.00   43.50 
 520 nm   46.00   45.80 
 540 nm   48.80   47.40 
 560 nm   51.10   48.60 
 580 nm   53.20   49.60 
 600 nm   54.90   50.50 
 620 nm   56.30   51.20 
 640 nm   57.40   51.90 
 660 nm   58.50   52.40 
 680 nm   59.40   52.90 
 700 nm   60.20   53.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Makinenite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Makinenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.51 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Makinenite =7.23 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMakinenite = 63.01 barns/electron
U=PEMakinenite x rElectron Density= 410.36 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Makinenite is Not Radioactive

Makinenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.08)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.08.16)Dana Group Millerite NiS R 3m 3 2/m Makinenite NiSe R 3m 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CC.20 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CC -With Ni, Fe, Co, PGE, etc.
02.CC.20 Makinenite NiSe R 3m 3m
02.CC.20 Millerite NiS R 3m 3 2/m

Other Makinenite 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 Makinenite :
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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