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Wairauite Mineral Data

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General Wairauite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CoFe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 114.78 gm
   Iron    48.66 %  Fe
   Cobalt  51.34 %  Co
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoFe0+
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in dominantly lizardite serpentine at the western contact of an ultramafic intrusion: thought to have been formed under low-sulfer reducing conditions during the serpentinizat ion process.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Red Hill, Warau Valley, South Island, New Zealand. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wairauite + Pronunciation Say WAIRAUITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 56273
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  Wairauite

Comments: Octahedra of wairauite in serpentinite. AmMin v33:942.
Location: Red Hills serpentinites of the Wairau Valley, South Island, New Zealand. Scale: See Image.
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Wairauite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.856, Z = 1; V = 23.30 Den(Calc)= 8.18
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P m3m
 

Physical Properties of Wairauite

Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Wairauite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
 

Calculated Properties of Wairauite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.55 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Wairauite =8.18 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEWairauite = 33.34 barns/electron
U=PEWairauite x rElectron Density= 251.82 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Wairauite is Not Radioactive
 

Wairauite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 01.01.11.06 (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.11)Iron-Nickel group
 
01.01.11.00 Iron! Fe I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.01 Kamacite? alpha-(Fe,Ni) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.02 Taenite gamma-(Fe,Ni) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.03 Tetrataenite FeNi P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.01.11.04 Awaruite Ni2FetoNi3Fe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.05 Nickel Ni F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.11.06 Wairauite CoFe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AE.15 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AE -Iron-chromium family
 
01.AE.15 Chromferide Fe3Cr1-x(x=0,6) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.AE.15 Ferchromide Cr3Fe1-x(x=0,6) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.AE.15 Wairauite CoFe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Wairauite 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 Wairauite :
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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CoFe
Dana No: 01.01.11.06 Strunz No: 01.AE.15
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