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Maslovite Mineral Data

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General Maslovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PtBiTe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 531.66 gm
   Bismuth    39.31 %  Bi
   Tellurium  24.00 %  Te
   Platinum   36.69 %  Pt
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PtBiTe
Help on Environment: Environment: In galena-rich portions of massive cubanite-chalcopyrite and mooihoekite ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Oktyabr mine, Noril'sk region, western Siberia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for G. D. Maslov (1915-1968).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Maslovite + Pronunciation Say MASLOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 41399
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  Maslovite   Froodite   Altaite

Comments: Reflected light photomicrograph of maslovite (M), froodite (F), and altaite (A), in chalcopyrite matrix.
Location: Oktyabr'skoye Mine, Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Siberia, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Maslovite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.689, Z = 4; V = 299.28 Den(Calc)= 11.80
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Tetartoidal H-M Symbol (2 3) Space Group: P 213
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.01(1), 2.71(0.8), 1.788(0.3),
 

Physical Properties of Maslovite

Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5-5 - Near Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Maslovite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Light gray with a lilac hue.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Maslovite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 440 nm   55.90   
 460 nm   55.20 
 480 nm   55.00 
 500 nm   55.50 
 520 nm   56.00 
 540 nm   56.10 
 560 nm   55.90 
 580 nm   55.90 
 600 nm   56.10 
 620 nm   56.30 
 640 nm   56.80 
 660 nm   57.10 
 680 nm   57.50 
 700 nm   58.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Maslovite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Maslovite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=9.45 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Maslovite =11.8 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.14
Boson Index = 0.86
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMaslovite =1,474.50 barns/electron
U=PEMaslovite x rElectron Density=13941.30 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Maslovite is Not Radioactive
 

Maslovite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.03.12 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.03)Cobaltite Group (Cubic or pseudocubic crystals)
 
02.12.03.01 Cobaltite CoAsS P ca21 mm2
 
02.12.03.02 Gersdorffite NiAsS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.03 Ullmannite NiSbS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.04 Willyamite (Co,Ni)SbS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.05 Tolovkite IrSbS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.06 Platarsite (Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.03.07 Irarsite (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.03.08 Hollingworthite (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.03.09 Jolliffeite (Ni,Co)AsSe P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.03.10 Padmaite PdBiSe P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.11 Michenerite (Pd,Pt)BiTe P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.12 Maslovite PtBiTe P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.13 Testibiopalladite PdTe(Sb,Te) P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.14 Changchengite! IrBiS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.15 Milotaite! PdSbSe P 21/3 2 3
 
02.12.03.16 Kalungaite! PdAsSe Pa3 2/m 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EB.25 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.E - Metal Sulfides, M:S � 1:2
  02.EB -M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
 
02.EB.25 Cobaltite CoAsS P ca21 mm2
 
02.EB.25 Changchengite! IrBiS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Hollingworthite (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Gersdorffite NiAsS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Irarsite (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Jolliffeite (Ni,Co)AsSe P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Krutovite NiAs2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Michenerite (Pd,Pt)BiTe P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Maslovite PtBiTe P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Mayingite IrBiTe P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Padmaite PdBiSe P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Platarsite (Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Ullmannite NiSbS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Tolovkite IrSbS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Testibiopalladite PdTe(Sb,Te) P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Willyamite (Co,Ni)SbS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Kalungaite! PdAsSe Pa3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Milotaite! PdSbSe P 21/3 2 3
 

Other Maslovite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Maslovite :
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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Maslovite

PtBiTe
Dana No: 02.12.03.12 Strunz No: 02.EB.25
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