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Rutheniridosmine Mineral Data

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General Rutheniridosmine Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 182.50 gm
   Iridium    63.20 %  Ir
   Osmium     31.27 %  Os
   Ruthenium   5.54 %  Ru
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ir0.6Os0.3Ru0.1
Help on Environment: Environment: Placer deposits derived from ultrabasic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Spruce Creek and Tulameen River areas, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition (Ru, Os, Ir).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40353
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Comments: Grain of rutheniridosmine.
Location: Nevjansk, Ural Mts., Russia. Scale: Grain size 2.5 mm.
© John Veevaert

Rutheniridosmine Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.58671
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.71, c = 4.3, Z = 2; V = 27.35 Den(Calc)= 22.16
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc

Physical Properties of Rutheniridosmine

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-7 - Orthoclase-Quartz
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: gray

Optical Properties of Rutheniridosmine

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak to moderate, sometimes with wavy extinction, colors tinged with orange.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White with a bluish gray tinge.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Weak to absent.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Rutheniridosmine in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 487 nm   72.00   
 556 nm   72.00 
 589 nm   67.80 
 650 nm   68.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Rutheniridosmine in Air
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Calculated Properties of Rutheniridosmine

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=17.8 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Rutheniridosmine =22.2 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERutheniridosmine =1,443.93 barns/electron
U=PERutheniridosmine x rElectron Density=25738.42 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Rutheniridosmine is Not Radioactive

Rutheniridosmine Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.02)Osmium group (Space Group P63/mmc) Osmium (Os,Ir) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Ruthenium (Ru,Ir,Os) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Rutheniridosmine (Ir,Os,Ru) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Hexaferrum! (Fe,Os,Ru,Ir) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Hexamolybdenum! (Mo,Ru,Fe,Ir,Os) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m IMA2008-055! (Ni,Fe,Ir) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AF.05 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AF -Platinum-group elements
01.AF.05 Osmium (Os,Ir) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
01.AF.05 Rutheniridosmine (Ir,Os,Ru) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
01.AF.05 Ruthenium (Ru,Ir,Os) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m

Other Rutheniridosmine 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 Rutheniridosmine :
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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