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General Nickeline Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiAs
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 133.61 gm
   Nickel   43.93 %  Ni
   Arsenic  56.07 %  As
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiAs
Help on Environment: Environment: In ore veins with silver, copper, and nickel arsenides and sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
Help on Locality: Locality: Cobalt, Ontario. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nickeline + Pronunciation Say NICKELINE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Arsenical nickel
  ICSD 31062
  Niccolite
  PDF 47-1737
 

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  Nickeline

Comments: Stubby, crude blocky crystals of nickeline.
Location: Gowaganda, Ontario, Canada. Scale: Not Given.
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Nickeline Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.39068
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.609, c = 5.019, Z = 2; V = 56.61 Den(Calc)= 7.84
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.66(1), 1.961(0.9), 1.811(0.8),
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Physical Properties of Nickeline

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {1010} Imperfect, {0001} Imperfect
Help on Color: Color: Lead gray, Grayish, Copper, Black.
Help on Density: Density: 7.78 - 7.8, Average = 7.79
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Columnar - Forms columns
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Habit: Habit: Reniform - "Kidney like" in shape (e.g.. hematite).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5 - Knife Blade
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: brownish black
 

Optical Properties of Nickeline

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Very strong, light greenish yellow to slate-gray in air.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White with strong yellowish pink hue.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: High, whitish, yellow-pink, to light brownish pink.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Nickeline in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   41.40   48.20 
   
 420 nm   40.60   47.10 
 440 nm   39.40   46.00 
 460 nm   39.00   45.50 
 480 nm   39.50   46.20 
 500 nm   41.30   47.70 
 520 nm   43.80   49.50 
 540 nm   47.00   51.60 
 560 nm   50.50   53.80 
 580 nm   53.50   56.00 
 600 nm   56.00   57.80 
 620 nm   58.20   59.70 
 640 nm   60.00   60.90 
 660 nm   61.40   62.00 
 680 nm   62.30   62.80 
 700 nm   62.80   63.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Nickeline in Air
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Calculated Properties of Nickeline

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.16 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nickeline =7.84 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0049636184
Boson Index = 0.9950363816
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENickeline = 58.21 barns/electron
U=PENickeline x rElectron Density= 416.69 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nickeline is Not Radioactive
 

Nickeline Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.08.11.01 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.08)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.08.11)Nickeline Group (Hexagonal: P63/mmc)
 
02.08.11.01 Nickeline NiAs P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.02 Breithauptite NiSb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.03 Sederholmite NiSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.04 Hexatestibiopanickelite (Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.05 Sudburyite (Pd,Ni)Sb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.06 Kotulskite Pd(Te,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.07 Sobolevskite PdBi P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.08 Stumpflite Pt(Sb,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.09 Langisite (Co,Ni)As P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.10 Freboldite CoSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.11 Achavalite! FeSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.12 Sorosite! Cu(Sn,Sb) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.13 Vavrinite! Ni2SbTe2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CC.05 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.05 Achavalite FeSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Breithauptite NiSb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Freboldite CoSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Hexatestibiopanickelite (Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Langisite (Co,Ni)As P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Jaipurite* CoS P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Kotulskite Pd(Te,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Nickeline NiAs P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Zlatogorite! CuNiSb2 P 3m1 3 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Sederholmite NiSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Stumpflite Pt(Sb,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Sudburyite (Pd,Ni)Sb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Sobolevskite PdBi P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 

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

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Dana No: 02.08.11.01 Strunz No: 02.CC.05
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