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Kharaelakhite

Collectors Summary

Color gräulich mit bräunlich-lilanem Farbton in reflektiertem Licht
Lustre Metallglanz
Crystal System orthorhombisch, Pmmm, Pmm2, P222

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8

Empir­ical formula (anal­y­sis)

(Cu2.64Pt2.33Pb1.57Fe1.34Ni0.96Pd0.02)S8

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Blei, Eisen, Kupfer, Nickel, Platin, Schwefel

Unit weight: 1337.4448092 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 16.86

Info

Empirical formula:

(Cu2.64Pt2.33Pb1.57Fe1.34Ni0.96Pd0.02)S8

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Sulfur

S

19.18

8

47.45

32.0655000

256.5240000

Iron

Fe

5.60

1.34

7.95

55.8452000

74.8325680

Nickel

Ni

4.21

0.96

5.69

58.6934200

56.3456832

Copper

Cu

12.54

2.64

15.66

63.5463000

167.7622320

Palladium

Pd

0.16

0.02

0.12

106.4210000

2.1284200

Platinum

Pt

33.99

2.33

13.82

195.0782000

454.5322060

Lead

Pb

24.32

1.57

9.31

207.2100000

325.3197000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ø Pt : 34.40, Cu : 12.55, Pb : 24.20, Fe : 5.58, Ni : 4.15, S : 19.20, PLT : 34.59 (Ref: Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal 85)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.BB.15

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
B: Metallsulfide, M : S > 1 : 1 (hauptsächlich 2 : 1)
B: mit Nickel (Ni)
15:Pentlandit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/B.17-030

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
B: Sulfide, Selenide und Telluride mit Verhältnis Metall : S,Se,Te > 1:1
17: Sulfide mit vorherrschend Nickel, Kobalt, Rhodium und Palladium

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.BB.380

2: SULFIDES
B: Sulfides (etc) with Me/S > 1/1 (mostly 2/1)
B: With Ni,Fe,Co,Cu
3: Pentlandite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.07.05.01

02: Sulfide Minerals
07: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=9:8

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

gräulich mit bräunlich-lilanem Farbton in reflektiertem Licht

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

opak

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Pleochro­ism

schwacher Reflexionspleochroismus

Reflec­tiv­ity: (Lambda nm) ↓, ↑, Ø

(440) 37.10, 39.60, 38.35
(460) 36.80, 40.30, 38.55
(480) 36.60, 40.90, 38.75
(500) 36.60, 41.40, 39.00
(520) 36.80, 41.80, 39.30
(540) 37.10, 42.20, 39.65
(560) 37.10, 42.20, 39.65
(580) 37.90, 42.80, 40.35
(600) 38.30, 43.00, 40.65
(620) 38.60, 43.30, 40.95
(640) 38.80, 43.70, 41.25
(660) 39.00, 44.40, 41.70
(680) 39.00, 44.40, 41.70
(700) 38.10, 44.80, 41.45

Reflection chart Kharaelakhite

Reflec­tiv­ity Ø

40.09

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

orthorhombisch

Class (H-M)

mmm, mm2, 222

Space Group number

47, 25, 16

Space Group

Pmmm, Pmm2, P222

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

9.713

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

8.333

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

14.520

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1.166

Cell param­e­ters c/b

1.742

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

4

Volumne (ų)

1175.226

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

6.30(20),
3.13(20),
3.04(40),
2.80(100),
2.67(20),
1.854(30),
1.813(50),
1.728(30)

XRD chart Kharaelakhite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Physical Properties

Density (g/cm³)

7.59 (berechnet)

7.559 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Preface

Name from

nach dem Kharaelakh Plateau, Noril’sk Region, Russland, bezieht sich auf die Typlokalität

Author (Name, Year)

Genkin & Evstigneeva & Vyal'sov & Laputina, 1985

References

Mineralogicheskiy Zhurnal 7(1985) (1), 78

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English

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Russian

Хараелахит

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1983-080

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Klh

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