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Kitkait

Kitkait in Calcit, Kitka-Tal, Kuusamo, Finnland; BB < 1 mm

Copyright: MinTreasure.com (Carsten Slotta)
Contribution: openpit 2019-10-21
Locality: Kitka-Tal / Kuusamo / Nordösterbotten (Pohjois-Pohjanmaa), Landschaft / Finnland

Collectors Summary

Hardness (Mohs) 3.5
Solubility +++ HNO3
Crystal System trigonal, P3m1

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

NiTeSe

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Nickel, Selen, Tellur

Unit weight: 265.25942 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 3

Info

Empirical formula:

NiTeSe

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Nickel

Ni

22.13

1

33.33

58.6934200

58.6934200

Selenium

Se

29.77

1

33.33

78.9630000

78.9630000

Tellurium

Te

48.10

1

33.33

127.6030000

127.6030000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ni : 22.42, Te : 47.46, Se : 30.22, Co : 0.40 (Ref: American Mineralogist 65)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.EA.20

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
E: Metallsulfide mit M:S >= 1:2
A: M:S = 1:2, mit Cu, Ag, Au; Ni, Sn, PGE, Mo, W
20:Melonit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/D.28-020

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
D: Sulfide mit Metall : S,Se,Te < 1:1
28: Melonit-Gruppe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.EA.300

2: SULFIDES
E: Me/S=1/2 (also < 1/2)
A: Me/S=1/2 with Cu,Ag,Au, etc.
3: With Ni,Sn,Pd,Pt, etc. - Melonite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.12.14.02

02: Sulfide Minerals
12: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
14: Melonite Group (Trigonal: P-3m1) AX2 type

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

trigonal

Class (H-M)

3m

Space Group number

164

Space Group

P3m1

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

3.716

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

5.126

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1.379

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Z

1

Volumne (ų)

61.3

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

5.13(10),
2.729(100),
2.567(20),
2.007(40),
1.860(20),
1.535(20),
1.510(30),
1.364(10)

XRD chart Kitkaite

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

Crystals 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

3.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

137 (100g)

Density (g/cm³)

7.22 (gemessen)

7.185 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

+++ HNO3

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Häkli & Vuorelainen & Sahama, 1965

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 1 (1990), 266

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Kitkaite

NiTeSe

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.20

Melonite

NiTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.20

Moncheite

(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.20

Merenskyite

PdTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.20

Sudovikovite

PtSe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.20

Tilkerodeite

Pd2HgSe3

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.20

Jacutingaite

Pt2HgSe3

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.20

Mitrofanovite

Pt3Te4

trigonal : 3m : R3m

2.EA.20

Shuangfengite

IrTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.20

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Berndtite-2T

SnS2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

II/D.28-010

Kitkaite

NiTeSe

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

II/D.28-020

Melonite

NiTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

II/D.28-030

Merenskyite

PdTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

II/D.28-040

Shuangfengite

IrTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

II/D.28-045

Moncheite

(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

II/D.28-050

Sudovikovite

PtSe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

II/D.28-055

Verbeekite

PdSe2

monoklin : 2/m, 2, m : C2/m, C2, Cm

II/D.28-060

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Kitkaite

NiTeSe

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.300

Melonite

NiTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.310

Berndtite-2T

SnS2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.330

Berndtite-4H

SnS2

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.EA.340

Kotulskite

Pd(Te,Bi)2-x {x ≈ 0.4}

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.EA.360

Merenskyite

PdTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.370

Moncheite

(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.380

Sudovikovite

PtSe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.385

Shuangfengite

IrTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.390

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Krennerite

Au3AgTe8

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pma2

02.12.13.01

Calaverite

AuTe2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

02.12.13.02

Sylvanite

AgAuTe4

monoklin : 2/m : P2/c

02.12.13.03

Kostovite

CuAuTe4

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pma2

02.12.13.04

Melonite

NiTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.01

Kitkaite

NiTeSe

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.02

Moncheite

(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.03

Merenskyite

PdTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.04

Shuangfengite

IrTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.06

Sudovikovite

PtSe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.07

Froodite

PdBi2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

02.12.15.01

Urvantsevite

Pd(Bi,Pb)2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mmm

02.12.15.02

Verbeekite

PdSe2

monoklin : 2/m, 2, m : C2/m, C2, Cm

02.12.15.03

Borishanskiite

Pd(As,Pb)2

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Ccm21

02.12.16.01

Skutterudite

CoAs3

kubisch : m3 : Im3

02.12.17.01

Nickelskutterudite

(Ni,Co,Fe)As3

kubisch : m3 : Im3

02.12.17.02

Kieftite

CoSb3

kubisch : m3 : Im3

02.12.17.03

Rheniite

ReS2

triklin : 1 : P1

02.12.18.01

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