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Niobocarbide Mineral Data

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General Niobocarbide Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Nb,Ta)C
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 147.18 gm
   Tantalum  59.01 %  Ta
   Niobium   32.83 %  Nb
   Carbon     8.16 %  C
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Nb0.52Ta0.48C
Help on Environment: Environment: In platinum placer concentrates. The niobium-dominant analogue of tantalcarbide.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Nihnetagilsky, near Solovjeva mountain (formerly Aurorinsky mine) and Baranchinsky massif near the Actai River, Middle Urals, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its composition of Nb and C.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Niobocarbide + Pronunciation Say NIOBOCARBIDE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 77217
  IMA1995-035
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