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General Nickel Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 58.69 gm
   Nickel 100.00 %  Ni
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          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni
Help on Environment: Environment: In serpentinized ultramafic rocks as a result o flow-temperature hydrothermal activity.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Bogota, Canala, New Caledonia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the German Nickel - "demom", from a contraction of kupfernickel, or "Devil's Copper", as the mineral was believed to contain copper but yielded none when smelted.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nickel Say NICKEL
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64989
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Comments: Very small cubic crystal of native Nickel, isolated from an ore concentrate.
Location: NoumÊa, New Caledonia. Scale: Crystal size 0.1 mm.
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Nickel Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.5238, Z = 4; V = 43.76 Den(Calc)= 8.91
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.034(1), 1.762(0.42), 1.246(0.21),
 

Physical Properties of Nickel

Help on Color: Color: Gray white, Silvery white.
Help on Density: Density: 7.8 - 8.2, Average = 8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Hackly - Jagged, torn surfaces, (e.g. fractured metals).
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: grayish white
 

Optical Properties of Nickel

Help on RL Color: RL Color: White, more bluish than heazlewoodite.
 

Calculated Properties of Nickel

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=8.50 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nickel =8.91 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENickel = 40.52 barns/electron
U=PENickel x rElectron Density= 344.52 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nickel is Not Radioactive
 

Nickel Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 01.01.11.05 (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.11)Iron-Nickel group
 
01.01.11.00 Iron! Fe I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.01 Kamacite? alpha-(Fe,Ni) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.02 Taenite gamma-(Fe,Ni) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.03 Tetrataenite FeNi P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.01.11.04 Awaruite Ni2FetoNi3Fe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.05 Nickel Ni F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.06 Wairauite CoFe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AA.05 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AA -Copper-cupalite family
 
01.AA.05 Aluminum Al F m3m,P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.AA.05 Copper Cu F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.AA.05 Lead Pb F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.AA.05 Gold Au F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.AA.05 Nickel Ni F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.AA.05 Silver Ag F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Nickel 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 Nickel :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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