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Tetraferroplatinum Mineral Data

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General Tetraferroplatinum Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PtFe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 250.93 gm
   Iron      22.26 %  Fe
   Platinum  77.74 %  Pt
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PtFe0+
Help on Environment: Environment: Platinum placers.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: Tulameen, and Similkameen River, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition (Fe, Pt) and crystal system.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42589
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Comments: Tetraferroplatinum (dark grey) intergrown with, and rimmed by Pt-Fe alloy (bright) ranging in composition from Pt1.6Fe to Pt2.2Fe. (CanMin v43:1711).
Location: PGM grains from stream sediments, Eastern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Scale: See Image.
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Tetraferroplatinum Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.96875
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.84, c = 3.72, Z = 2; V = 54.85 Den(Calc)= 15.19
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): 2.191(1), 1.92(0.7), 1.342(0.6),

Physical Properties of Tetraferroplatinum

Help on Color: Color: Gray, Silver white.
Help on Density: Density: 14.3
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Strongly magnetic

Optical Properties of Tetraferroplatinum

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak, in oil.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Tetraferroplatinum in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 470 nm   61.30   
 546 nm   61.30 
 589 nm   62.20 
 650 nm   63.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Tetraferroplatinum in Air
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Calculated Properties of Tetraferroplatinum

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=12.6 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tetraferroplatinum =15.2 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.26
Boson Index = 0.74
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETetraferroplatinum =1,222.66 barns/electron
U=PETetraferroplatinum x rElectron Density=15395.02 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tetraferroplatinum is Not Radioactive

Tetraferroplatinum Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.04)Tetraferroplatinum group (Space Group P4/mmm) Tetraferroplatinum PtFe P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Tulameenite Pt2FeCu P 4/mm 4/m 2/m 2/m Ferronickelplatinum Pt2FeNi P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m Potarite PdHg P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.40 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AG -PGE-metal alloys
01.AG.40 Ferronickelplatinum Pt2FeNi P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
01.AG.40 Tetraferroplatinum PtFe P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
01.AG.40 Tulameenite Pt2FeCu P 4/mm 4/m 2/m 2/m

Other Tetraferroplatinum 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 Tetraferroplatinum :
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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