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Xingzhongite Mineral Data

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General Xingzhongite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 645.53 gm
   Iron       0.87 %  Fe
   Copper     2.95 %  Cu
   Iridium   35.73 %  Ir
   Platinum  18.13 %  Pt
   Rhodium    3.19 %  Rh
   Lead      19.26 %  Pb
   Sulfur    19.87 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb0.6Cu0.3Fe2+0.1Ir1.2Pt0.6Rh0.2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In dunite-hosted platinum ores, related to chromium mineralization.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the unspecified locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Xingzhongite + Pronunciation Say XINGZHONGITE

Xingzhongite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.97, Z = 6; V = 991.03 Den(Calc)= 6.49
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.765(1), 3(0.8), 5.8(0.8),

Physical Properties of Xingzhongite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 6.64
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Xingzhongite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bluish gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Xingzhongite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 466 nm   40.50   
 544 nm   38.90 
 589 nm   41.10 
 656 nm   41.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Xingzhongite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Xingzhongite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.48 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Xingzhongite =6.49 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.1
Boson Index = 0.9
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEXingzhongite =1,162.27 barns/electron
U=PEXingzhongite x rElectron Density=6,373.13 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Xingzhongite is Not Radioactive

Xingzhongite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.08)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.08.04)Dana Group Xingzhongite (Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DA.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.D - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 3:4 and 2:3
  02.DA -M:S = 3:4
02.DA.05 Bornhardtite CoCo2Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Carrollite Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Fletcherite Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Dayingite* CuCoPtS4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Daubreelite FeCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Greigite FeFe2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Indite FeIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Linnaeite CoCo2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Kalininite ZnCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Malanite Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Polydymite NiNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Violarite FeNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Tyrrellite (Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Siegenite (Ni,Co)3S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Xingzhongite (Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Trustedtite Ni3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.DA.05 Cadmoindite! CdIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Xingzhongite 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 Xingzhongite :
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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