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Nisbite Mineral Data

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General Nisbite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiSb2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 302.19 gm
   Nickel    19.42 %  Ni
   Antimony  80.58 %  Sb
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiSb2
Help on Environment: Environment: In a high-grade base-metal deposit in altered mafic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Red Lake Mine, Mulcahy Township, Kenora district, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition, NIckel and SB, the chemical symbol for antimony.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nisbite Say NISBITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42117
  IMA1969-017
  PDF 25-1083
 

Nisbite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.819:1:0.6095
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.16, b = 6.3, c = 3.84, Z = 2; V = 124.83 Den(Calc)= 8.04
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnnm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.76(1), 1.84(0.8), 2.7(0.6),
 

Physical Properties of Nisbite

Help on Color: Color: Tin white.
Help on Density: Density: 8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Nisbite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Weak.
 

Calculated Properties of Nisbite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.92 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nisbite =8.04 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0021946358
Boson Index = 0.9978053642
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENisbite = 284.06 barns/electron
U=PENisbite x rElectron Density=1,964.96 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nisbite is Not Radioactive
 

Nisbite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.02.13 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.02)Marcasite Group (Orthorhombic: Pnnm)
 
02.12.02.01 Marcasite FeS2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.02 Ferroselite FeSe2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.03 Frohbergite FeTe2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.04 Hastite? CoSe2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.05 Mattagamite CoTe2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.06 Kullerudite NiSe2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.07 Omeiite (Os,Ru)As2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.08 Anduoite (Ru,Os)As2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.09 Lollingite FeAs2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.10 Seinajokite (Fe,Ni)(Sb,As)2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.11 Safflorite (Co,Fe)As2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.12 Rammelsbergite NiAs2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.12.02.13 Nisbite NiSb2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EB.15a 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.15a Clinosafflorite (Co,Fe,Ni)As2 P 21/n 2/m
 
02.EB.15a Anduoite (Ru,Os)As2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.EB.15a Lollingite FeAs2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.EB.15a Omeiite (Os,Ru)As2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.EB.15a Nisbite NiSb2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.EB.15a Rammelsbergite NiAs2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.EB.15a Safflorite (Co,Fe)As2 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Nisbite 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 Nisbite :
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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NiSb2
Dana No: 02.12.02.13 Strunz No: 02.EB.15a
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