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General Raguinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TlFeS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 324.36 gm
   Thallium  63.01 %  Tl
   Iron      17.22 %  Fe
   Sulfur    19.77 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TlFe2+S2
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Allchar, Macedonia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Eugene Raguin (1900-), French geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Raguinite + Pronunciation Say RAGUINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 63381
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Comments: Murky gray-brown fine grained raguinite mass, intermixed with pyrite.
Location: Allchar, Macedonia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Raguinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.1877:1:0.5038
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.4, b = 10.44, c = 5.26, Z = 8; V = 680.94 Den(Calc)= 6.33
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.89(1), 3.35(0.6), 4.17(0.6),

Physical Properties of Raguinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Bronze.
Help on Density: Density: 6.4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Hexagonal - Crystals show a hexagonal outline.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Raguinite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong, with orange dominant.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Creamy grayish white perpendicular to the fibers, and rose colored parallel.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Strong, grayish white to rose.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Raguinite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   23.70   28.00 
 420 nm   24.10   30.40 
 440 nm   24.50   32.80 
 460 nm   24.80   33.60 
 480 nm   25.00   31.80 
 500 nm   25.10   29.80 
 520 nm   25.20   30.20 
 540 nm   25.40   32.10 
 560 nm   25.60   34.30 
 580 nm   25.70   36.30 
 600 nm   25.80   38.00 
 620 nm   26.00   39.50 
 640 nm   26.30   40.70 
 660 nm   26.60   41.50 
 680 nm   26.90   42.00 
 700 nm   27.20   42.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Raguinite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Raguinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.43 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Raguinite =6.33 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0051329837
Boson Index = 0.9948670163
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERaguinite =1,088.37 barns/electron
U=PERaguinite x rElectron Density=5,904.68 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Raguinite is Not Radioactive

Raguinite 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
  (02.09.09)Dana Group Raguinite TlFeS2 Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CB.60 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.60 Picotpaulite TlFe2S3 C 222 2 2 2
02.CB.60 Raguinite TlFeS2 Unk Ortho

Other Raguinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Raguinite :
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 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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