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Nielsenite

Collectors Summary

Color stahlgrau
Streak color schwarz
Lustre Metallglanz
Cleavages keine
Crystal System tetragonal, P4mm
Morphology Das Mineral bildet xenomorphe Einzelkörner oder Aggregate in sulfidhaltigen, tropfenförmigen bis unregelmäßigen Körnern bis maximal 5 cm Durchmesser.

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

PdCu3

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Kupfer, Palladium

Unit weight: 297.0599 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 4

Info

Empirical formula:

PdCu3

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Copper

Cu

64.18

3

75.00

63.5463000

190.6389000

Palladium

Pd

35.82

1

25.00

106.4210000

106.4210000

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

1.AG.

1: Elemente (Metalle, intermetallische Legierungen, Metalloide u. Nichtmetalle, Carbide, Silicide, Nitride u. Phosphide)
A: Metalle und intermetallische Legierungen
G: PGE(Platin-Gruppen-Elemente)-Metall-Legierungen

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

I/A.15-050

I: ELEMENTE
A: Metalle und intermetallische Verbindungen
15: Platinmetalle und Platin-Eisen-Verbindungen, Verbindungen mit Zinn/Blei und Verwandte

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

1.AH.170

1: ELEMENTS
A: Metals, Intermetallic Compounds, and Alloys
H: PGE Alloys

IMA sta­tus

anerkannt 2004

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

stahlgrau

Streak color

schwarz

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

opak

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Pleochro­ism

keiner

Reflec­tiv­ity: (Lambda nm) ↓, ↑, Ø

(470) 57.60, 47.50, 52.55
(546) 60.85, 50.80, 55.83
(589) 62.80, 53.00, 57.90
(650) 66.70, 57.50, 62.10

Reflection chart Nielsenite

Reflec­tiv­ity Ø

57.10

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

tetragonal

Class (H-M)

4mm

Space Group number

99

Space Group

P4mm

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

3.7125

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

25.62

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

6.901

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

4

Volumne (ų)

353.112

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.657(60), 2.138(100), 1.8604(70), 1.8337(40), 1.3049(60), 1.1188(55), 1.0655(30), 0.8459(25)

XRD chart Nielsenite

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

Morphol­ogy

Das Mineral bildet xenomorphe Einzelkörner oder Aggregate in sulfidhaltigen, tropfenförmigen bis unregelmäßigen Körnern bis maximal 5 cm Durchmesser.

Crystal Structure 3D

Open larger view

Physical Properties

Density (g/cm³)

5.587 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleav­ages

keine

Tenac­ity

schneidbar

Preface

Name from

Troels F. D. Nielsen (Geologe)

References

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 28 (1970), 1005

McDonald A.M., Cabri L.J., Rudashevsky N.S., Stanley C.J., Rudashevsky V.N. , and K.C. ross: Nielsenite, a new platinum-group intermatallic mineral spoecies from the Skaergaard intrusion, Greenland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 709-716(2008)

American Mineralogist 94 (2009), 401

Canadian Mineralogist 46 (2008), 709

Mineralien Welt 05/09, Steffen Jahn, Neue Mineralien

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

Nielsenite

PdCu3

tetragonal : 4mm : P4mm

1.AG.

Norilskite

(Pd,Ag)7Pb4

trigonal : 32 : P3121

1.AG.

Kitagohaite

Pt7Cu

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

1.AG.

Bortnikovite

Pd4Cu3Zn

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

1.AG.

Orthocuproplatinum

Pt3Cu

orthorhombisch : mmm : Cmmm

1.AG.

Hexaferrum

(Fe,Os,Ru,Ir)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

1.AG.05

Hexamolybdenum

(Mo,Ru,Fe,Ir,Os)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

1.AG.05

Atokite

(Pd,Pt)3Sn

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

1.AG.10

Rustenburgite

Pt3Sn

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

1.AG.10

Zvyagintsevite

Pd3Pb

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AG.10

Taimyrite-I

(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn

1.AG.15

Tatyanaite

(Pt,Pd,Cu)9Cu3Sn4

orthorhombisch : mm2, 222, mmm : Pmm2, P222, Pmmm

1.AG.15

Cabriite

Pd2SnCu

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmm

1.AG.20

Paolovite

Pd2Sn

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pbnm

1.AG.20

Plumbopalladinite

Pd3Pb2

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

1.AG.25

Stannopalladinite

Pd3Sn2

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

1.AG.25

Chengdeite

Ir3Fe

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AG.35

Isoferroplatinum

Pt3Fe

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AG.35

Tulameenite

Pt(Cu,Fe)

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

1.AG.40

Tetraferroplatinum

PtFe

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

1.AG.40

Ferronickelplatinum

Pt2FeNi

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

1.AG.40

Hongshiite

PtCu

1.AG.45

Skaergaardite

PdCu

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AG.45

Michitoshiite-(Cu)

Rh(Cu1-xGex) 0<x≤0.5

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AG.45

Yixunite

Pt3In

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AG.50

Damiaoite

PtIn2

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

1.AG.55

Niggliite

PtSn

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

1.AG.60

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

Chengdeite

Ir3Fe

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

I/A.15-005

Isoferroplatinum

Pt3Fe

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

I/A.15-010

Tetraferroplatinum

PtFe

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

I/A.15-020

Tulameenite

Pt(Cu,Fe)

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

I/A.15-030

Ferronickelplatinum

Pt2FeNi

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

I/A.15-040

Nielsenite

PdCu3

tetragonal : 4mm : P4mm

I/A.15-050

Bortnikovite

Pd4Cu3Zn

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

I/A.15-060

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

Tetraferroplatinum

PtFe

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

1.AH.100

Ferronickelplatinum

Pt2FeNi

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

1.AH.110

Tulameenite

Pt(Cu,Fe)

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

1.AH.120

Garutiite

(Ni,Fe,Ir)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

1.AH.147

Isoferroplatinum

Pt3Fe

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AH.150

Chengdeite

Ir3Fe

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AH.160

Nielsenite

PdCu3

tetragonal : 4mm : P4mm

1.AH.170

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 2004-046

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Nie

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