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General Wustite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: FeO
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 71.85 gm
   Iron    77.73 %  Fe  100.00 % FeO
   Oxygen  22.27 %  O
          ______        ______ 
          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+O
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
Help on Locality: Locality: At Scharnhausen, near Stuttgart, Baden-W�urttemberg, and at Buhl, near Weimar, Hesse, Germany. In Greenland, on Disko Island, near Uivfaq and Kitdlit. From the Pathardih colliery, Jhar Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ewald W�st (1875-1934), German metallurgist and Director for Iron Research of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany who first synthesized the compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wustite Say WUSTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Wuestite
 

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  Wustite

Comments: Orange botryoidal wustite on green calcite.
Location: Zacatecas, Mexico. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Wustite Crystallography

Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.146(1), 1.518(0.8), 2.476(0.7),
 

Physical Properties of Wustite

Help on Color: Color: Gray.
 

Optical Properties of Wustite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 2.13 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.188) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.11 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.188) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1
 

Calculated Properties of Wustite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.70 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Wustite =6.02 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEWustite = 23.84 barns/electron
U=PEWustite x rElectron Density= 135.82 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Wustite is Not Radioactive
 

Wustite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 04.02.01.06 (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.02)with a cation charge of 2+ (A++ O)
  (04.02.01)Periclase group (Isometric, Fm3m)
 
04.02.01.01 Periclase MgO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.02.01.02 Bunsenite NiO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.02.01.03 Manganosite MnO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.02.01.04 Monteponite CdO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.02.01.05 Lime CaO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.02.01.06 Wustite FeO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.02.01.07 Hongquiite* TiO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.AB.25 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.A - Metal:Oxygen = 2.1 and 1:1
  04.AB -M:O = 1:1 (and up to 1:1.25); with small to medium-sized cations only
 
04.AB.25 Bunsenite NiO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.AB.25 Lime CaO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.AB.25 Monteponite CdO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.AB.25 Manganosite MnO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.AB.25 Periclase MgO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.AB.25 Wustite FeO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Wustite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Wustite :
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
15 - University of Colorado - Mineral Structure Data
16 - WWW-MINCRYST

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FeO
Dana No: 04.02.01.06 Strunz No: 04.AB.25
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