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Putoranite Mineral Data

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General Putoranite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu1.1Fe1.2S2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 201.05 gm
   Iron    33.33 %  Fe
   Copper  34.77 %  Cu
   Sulfur  31.90 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.1Fe2+1.2S2
Help on Environment: Environment: In massive mooihoekite ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Oktyabr mine, Talnakh, Norilsk, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Putoran Mountains, Siberia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Putoranite + Pronunciation Say PUTORANITE

Putoranite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.3, Z = 2; V = 148.88 Den(Calc)= 4.48
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P n3n
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.05(1), 1.874(0.9), 1.597(0.6),

Physical Properties of Putoranite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Brass yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.48
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Coarse - Occurs as well-formed coarse sized crystals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Optical Properties of Putoranite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Nickelian variety distinctly anisotropic.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Light yellow.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Putoranite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 460 nm   24.40   
 480 nm   25.10 
 500 nm   30.00 
 520 nm   31.80 
 540 nm   38.00 
 560 nm   40.00 
 580 nm   41.20 
 600 nm   41.20 
 620 nm   41.90 
 640 nm   41.90 
 660 nm   41.60 
 680 nm   41.20 
 700 nm   41.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Putoranite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Putoranite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.24 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Putoranite =4.48 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0094590755
Boson Index = 0.9905409245
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPutoranite = 27.42 barns/electron
U=PEPutoranite x rElectron Density= 116.23 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Putoranite is Not Radioactive

Putoranite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.09)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.09.07)Dana Group Putoranite Cu1.1Fe1.2S2 P n3n 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CB.10b 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CB -With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, Au, etc
02.CB.10b Haycockite Cu4Fe5S8 P 222 2 2 2
02.CB.10b Mooihoekite Cu9Fe9S16 P 42m- 4 2m
02.CB.10b Putoranite Cu1.1Fe1.2S2 P n3n 4/m 3 2/m
02.CB.10b Talnakhite Cu9(Fe,Ni)8S16 I 43m 4 3m

Other Putoranite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Putoranite :
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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