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General Osbornite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TiN
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 61.89 gm
   Titanium  77.37 %  Ti
   Nitrogen  22.63 %  N
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TiN
Help on Environment: Environment: Embedded in oldmanite in an achondrite meteorite, as inclusions in corundum, in weathered detritus from a breccia pipe cemented with an alkalic ultramafic cement. Synthetic material used for golden metallic coatings on
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Bustee meteorite. In Russia, from an undefined locality "near the junction of the Azov block with the Donbas." Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For George Osborn, who sent to London the meteorite in which the species was found.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Osbornite + Pronunciation Say OSBORNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 1547
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Comments: BSE image of osbornite (osb colored yellow) TiN; me = Fe(Ni)-metal; px = pyroxene; ol = olivine.
Location: Isheyevo carbonaceous chondrite (CB3b), Ishimbai region of Bashkortostan, Russia. Discovered 2003. Scale: See Image.
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Osbornite Crystallography

Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.12(1), 2.4492(0.72), 1.4997(0.45),1.2789(0.19), 0.9485(0.14), 0.8658(0.12), 1.2245(0.12),

Physical Properties of Osbornite

Help on Color: Color: Golden yellow.

Optical Properties of Osbornite

Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Osbornite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 440 nm   20.30   
 460 nm   25.00 
 480 nm   31.60 
 500 nm   38.60 
 520 nm   45.30 
 540 nm   45.30 
 560 nm   55.70 
 580 nm   60.00 
 600 nm   63.50 
 620 nm   66.40 
 640 nm   68.80 
 660 nm   70.80 
 680 nm   72.60 
 700 nm   74.30 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Osbornite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Osbornite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.07 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Osbornite =5.41 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.32
Boson Index = 0.68
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEOsbornite = 12.97 barns/electron
U=PEOsbornite x rElectron Density= 65.76 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Osbornite is Not Radioactive

Osbornite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.19)Osbornite group carbides and nitrides Osbornite TiN F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Khamrabaevite (Ti,V,Fe)C F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Niobocarbide! (Nb,Ta)C F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Tantalcarbide! TaC F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.BC.15 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.B - Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
  01.BC -Nitrides
01.BC.15 Carlsbergite CrN F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.BC.15 Osbornite TiN F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Osbornite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Osbornite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 01.BC.15