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Yixunite Mineral Data

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General Yixunite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pt3In
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 700.06 gm
   Indium    16.40 %  In
   Platinum  83.60 %  Pt
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt3In
Help on Environment: Environment: In a cobalt-copper-platinum bearing vein in garnet-amphibole pyroxenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Near the village of Damiao and the Yixun River, about 370 km N of Beijing, People's Republic of China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after it locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Yixunite Say YIXUNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40124
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Yixunite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.988, Z = 1; V = 63.43 Den(Calc)= 18.33
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.3(1), 1.203(0.8), 1.99(0.6),

Physical Properties of Yixunite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Bright white.
Help on Density: Density: 18.21 - 18.32, Average = 18.26
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Globular - Spherical, or nearly so, rounded forms (e.g. wavellite).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Optical Properties of Yixunite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bright white with a yellowish tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Yixunite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 450 nm   54.50   
 470 nm   56.10 
 550 nm   62.50 
 590 nm   65.70 
 650 nm   71.30 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Yixunite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Yixunite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=14.8 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Yixunite =18.3 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.28
Boson Index = 0.72
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEYixunite =1,392.01 barns/electron
U=PEYixunite x rElectron Density=20629.33 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Yixunite is Not Radioactive

Yixunite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.05)Isoferroplatinum group (Space Group Pm3m) Isoferroplatinum (Pt,Pd)3(Fe,Cu) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Rustenburgite (Pt,Pd)3Sn F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Atokite (Pd,Pt)3Sn F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Zvyagintsevite Pd3Pb P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Chengdeite Ir3Fe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Yixunite! Pt3In P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.50 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.50 Yixunite! Pt3In P m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Yixunite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(MinRec)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Yixunite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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