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General Oenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CoSbAs
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 255.60 gm
   Cobalt    23.06 %  Co
   Antimony  47.63 %  Sb
   Arsenic   29.31 %  As
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoSbAs
Help on Environment: Environment: In Cu-Co-sulfide skarns. Microscopic crystals in chalcopyrite grains. May be a member of the lollingite group and the arsenic-dominate analogue of costibite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: On dumps from an abandoned mine in the Tunaberg deposit, in the southeastern part of Bergslagen, about 100 km southwest of Stockholm, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Prof. Dr. Ing Soen Oen (1928-1996), Professor of Petrology, Mineralogy and Ore Geology at the University of Amsterdam.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Oenite Say OENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1995-007

Oenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5423:1:1.6838
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.304, b = 6.092, c = 10.258, Z = 4; V = 206.47 Den(Calc)= 8.22
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.942(1), 2.63(1), 2.53(0.8),

Physical Properties of Oenite

Help on Color: Color: Silver white.
Help on Density: Density: 7.92
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: gray

Calculated Properties of Oenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.14 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Oenite =8.22 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0
Boson Index = 1
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEOenite = 191.64 barns/electron
U=PEOenite x rElectron Density=1,368.19 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Oenite is Not Radioactive

Oenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.07)Costibite Group (Orthorhombic Cobalt Arsenides or Antimonides) Costibite CoSbS P mn21 mm2 Paracostibite CoSbS P bca 2/m 2/m 2/m Oenite! CoSbAs Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EB.10f 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.10f Oenite! CoSbAs Unk Ortho

Other Oenite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(MinRec)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Oenite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 02.EB.10f





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