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Tellurohauchecornite Mineral Data

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General Tellurohauchecornite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni9BiTeS8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,121.32 gm
   Nickel     47.11 %  Ni
   Bismuth    18.64 %  Bi
   Tellurium  11.38 %  Te
   Sulfur     22.88 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni9BiTeS8
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal Ni-Co-Cu veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Strathcona mine, Levack Township, Sudbury district, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its chemical relationship to hauchecornite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tellurohauchecornite + Pronunciation Say TELLUROHAUCHECORNITE
 

Tellurohauchecornite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.74248
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 14.64, c = 10.87, Z = 8; V = 2,329.76 Den(Calc)= 6.39
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 4/mmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.8(1), 2.314(0.6), 2.405(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Tellurohauchecornite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Bronze.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Irregular Grains - Occurs as splotchy, anhedral crystals forming inclusions in other minerals or rocks.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: grayish black
 

Optical Properties of Tellurohauchecornite

Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Tellurohauchecornite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   41.20   44.80 
   
 546 nm   43.90   47.70 
 589 nm   45.60   49.40 
 650 nm   48.20   51.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Tellurohauchecornite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Tellurohauchecornite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.87 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tellurohauchecornite =6.39 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETellurohauchecornite = 385.68 barns/electron
U=PETellurohauchecornite x rElectron Density=2,263.77 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tellurohauchecornite is Not Radioactive
 

Tellurohauchecornite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.02.05.03 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.02)where z/y = 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.02.05)Hauchecornite Group, Complex Ni sulfides (Tetragonal: P4/nnn or I4/mmm)
 
03.02.05.01 Hauchecornite Ni9Bi(Sb,Bi)S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.02.05.02 Bismutohauchecornite Ni9Bi2S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.02.05.03 Tellurohauchecornite Ni9BiTeS8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.02.05.04 Arsenohauchecornite Ni18Bi3AsS16 I 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.02.05.05 Tucekite Ni9Sb2S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BB.10 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BB -With Ni, Fe
 
02.BB.10 Arsenohauchecornite Ni18Bi3AsS16 I 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.BB.10 Bismutohauchecornite Ni9Bi2S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.BB.10 Hauchecornite Ni9Bi(Sb,Bi)S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.BB.10 Tellurohauchecornite Ni9BiTeS8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.BB.10 Tucekite Ni9Sb2S8 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Tellurohauchecornite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Tellurohauchecornite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
9 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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Tellurohauchecornite

Ni9BiTeS8
Dana No: 03.02.05.03 Strunz No: 02.BB.10
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