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Oulankaite Mineral Data

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General Oulankaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Pt)5(Cu,Fe)4SnTe2S2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,327.45 gm
   Iron        4.21 %  Fe
   Copper     14.36 %  Cu
   Tin         8.94 %  Sn
   Tellurium  19.22 %  Te
   Palladium  30.06 %  Pd
   Platinum   18.37 %  Pt
   Sulfur      4.83 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd3.75Pt1.25Cu3Fe2+SnTe2S2
Help on Environment: Environment: In pegmatoidal, plagioclase-bearing pyroxenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion in the Oulanka complex, northern Karelia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Oulanka river, which is near the occurrence.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Oulankaite + Pronunciation Say OULANKAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1990-055

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  Oulankaite   Telargpalite   Tulameenite   Chalcopyrite

Comments: Gray long-prismatic crystal of oulankaite with light grayish telargpalite and pale yellowish-white rims of tulameenite in massive yellowish chalcopyrite. Polished section (from microprobe analysis) in reflected light.
Location: Lukkulaisvaara ultrabasic Massif, Olanga (Oulanka) River, Oulanka plutonic complex, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 0.12 mm.
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Oulankaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.54588
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.044, c = 4.937, Z = 2; V = 403.82 Den(Calc)= 10.92
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.472(1), 2.26(0.9), 2.022(0.6),

Physical Properties of Oulankaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Rose, Violet rose.
Help on Density: Density: 10.27
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Unknown - Minerals too small to observe fractures.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Habit: Habit: Subhedral Crystals - Occurs as crystals which tend to exhibit a recognizable crystal shape.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5-4 - Copper Penny-Fluorite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Calculated Properties of Oulankaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=9.36 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Oulankaite =10.9 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.16
Boson Index = 0.84
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEOulankaite = 457.19 barns/electron
U=PEOulankaite x rElectron Density=4,280.02 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Oulankaite is Not Radioactive

Oulankaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.06)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=4:3
  (02.06.04)Genkinite Group Genkinite (Pt,Pd)4Sb3 P 41212 4 2 2 Oulankaite! (Pd,Pt)5(Cu,Fe)4SnTe2S2 Tetra Ungavaite! Pd4Sb3 P 41212, P 4122, P 43212 4 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BC.40 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BC -With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.
02.BC.40 Oulankaite! (Pd,Pt)5(Cu,Fe)4SnTe2S2 Tetra

Other Oulankaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(Eur. J. Min.,Vol.8,p311-316,1996)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Oulankaite :
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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