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Vozhminite Mineral Data

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General Vozhminite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 392.79 gm
   Cobalt    15.00 %  Co
   Nickel    44.83 %  Ni
   Antimony  12.40 %  Sb
   Arsenic   11.44 %  As
   Sulfur    16.33 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni3CoAs0.6Sb0.4S2
Help on Environment: Environment: In heazlewoodite ore in serpentinites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Vozhmin serpentinite, Karelia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vozhminite + Pronunciation Say VOZHMINITE
 

Vozhminite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.41237
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 17.46, c = 7.2, Z = 18; V = 1,900.87 Den(Calc)= 6.18
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.776(1), 8.7(1), 3.07(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Vozhminite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Brownish yellow, Light pink orange.
Help on Density: Density: 6.2
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5-5 - Near Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Optical Properties of Vozhminite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Rose-orange.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Vozhminite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 420 nm   35.00   41.20 
   
 440 nm   37.00   43.00 
 460 nm   39.20   45.00 
 480 nm   41.70   47.00 
 500 nm   44.00   48.60 
 520 nm   45.90   49.80 
 540 nm   47.50   50.90 
 560 nm   48.90   51.90 
 580 nm   50.20   52.70 
 600 nm   51.10   53.30 
 620 nm   52.10   54.20 
 640 nm   52.80   55.00 
 660 nm   53.40   55.60 
 680 nm   53.70   56.60 
 700 nm   54.10   57.10 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Vozhminite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Vozhminite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.76 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Vozhminite =6.18 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0062898561
Boson Index = 0.9937101439
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEVozhminite = 71.75 barns/electron
U=PEVozhminite x rElectron Density= 413.64 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Vozhminite is Not Radioactive
 

Vozhminite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.03.06.01 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.03)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=5:2
  (02.03.06)Dana Group
 
02.03.06.01 Vozhminite (Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2 Unk Hex
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BB.20 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.20 Vozhminite (Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2 Unk Hex
 

Other Vozhminite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Vozhminite :
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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(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2
Dana No: 02.03.06.01 Strunz No: 02.BB.20
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