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Zlatogorite Mineral Data

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General Zlatogorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuNiSb2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 365.74 gm
   Copper    17.37 %  Cu
   Nickel    16.05 %  Ni
   Antimony  66.58 %  Sb
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuNiSb2
Help on Environment: Environment: In altered schistose rock (listwenite).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Zlatoya Gora deposit, near Karabasch, Middle Urals, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zlatogorite + Pronunciation Say ZLATOGORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1994-014

Zlatogorite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.26844
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.0489, c = 5.1358, Z = 1; V = 72.91 Den(Calc)= 8.33
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: P 3m1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.901(1), 2.074(0.65), 2.026(0.51),

Physical Properties of Zlatogorite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Imperfect
Help on Color: Color: Silver white.
Help on Density: Density: 8.21
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Unknown - Minerals too small to observe fractures.
Help on Habit: Habit: Globular - Spherical, or nearly so, rounded forms (e.g. wavellite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: light silver gray

Optical Properties of Zlatogorite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: Weak.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Light yellow to pinkish yellow.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Zlatogorite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   59.30   52.40 
 546 nm   63.00   56.80 
 589 nm   65.50   60.90 
 650 nm   68.60   64.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Zlatogorite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Zlatogorite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.24 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zlatogorite =8.33 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0018133216
Boson Index = 0.9981866784
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZlatogorite = 240.63 barns/electron
U=PEZlatogorite x rElectron Density=1,742.85 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zlatogorite is Not Radioactive

Zlatogorite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.07)where z/y = 2 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.07.01)Matildite Group Matildite AgBiS2 P 3m1 3 2/m Bohdanowiczite AgBiSe2 P 3m1 3 2/m Volynskite AgBiTe2 P 3m1 3 2/m Zlatogorite! CuNiSb2 P 3m1 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CC.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CC -With Ni, Fe, Co, PGE, etc.
02.CC.05 Achavalite FeSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Breithauptite NiSb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Freboldite CoSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Hexatestibiopanickelite (Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Langisite (Co,Ni)As P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Jaipurite* CoS P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Kotulskite Pd(Te,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Nickeline NiAs P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Zlatogorite! CuNiSb2 P 3m1 3 2/m
02.CC.05 Sederholmite NiSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Stumpflite Pt(Sb,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Sudburyite (Pd,Ni)Sb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CC.05 Sobolevskite PdBi P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m

Other Zlatogorite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.81,p1015,1996) OPTIC PROP.(MinRec, v 27, p 395)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Zlatogorite :
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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