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Niggliite

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Stannopalladinit mit Sperrylith, Nigliit, Silber u.a.
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Stannopalladinit mit Sperrylith, Nigliit, Silber u.a. (SNr: Erz-Sperr-3-1-94)

Erzanschliff mit Stannopalladinit mit Sperrylith, Niggliit, Silber u.a. aus Talnakh in Sibirien. Analysiert von Prof. N. Rudashevsky, Petersburg.

Collection: Klaus Schäfer
Copyright: Klaus Schäfer
Contribution: Klaus Schäfer 2020-01-25
Locality: Talnakh / Noril'sk / Putoran-Plateau / Taimyrhalbinsel (Tajmyr) / Krasnojarsk, Region (Krasnojarski krai) / Sibirien, Föderationskreis / Russland

Collectors Summary

Color silberweiß-met., bläulich in reflektiertem Licht
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 5.5
Crystal System hexagonal, P63/mmc

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

PtSn

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Platin, Zinn

Unit weight: 313.7889 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 2

Info

Empirical formula:

PtSn

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Tin

Sn

37.83

1

50.00

118.7107000

118.7107000

Platinum

Pt

62.17

1

50.00

195.0782000

195.0782000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Pt : 61.00, Bi : 2.20, Sb : 4.70, Sn : 31.40, PLT : 61.00 (Ref: Mineralogical Magazine 72)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

1.AG.60

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
60:Niggliit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

I/A.16-040

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

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

1.AH.350

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

Dana 8th edi­tion

01.02.10.01

01: Native Elements and Alloys
02: Native Elements with platinum group metals and alloys

IMA sta­tus

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

silberweiß-met., bläulich in reflektiertem Licht

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

hexagonal

Class (H-M)

6/mmm

Space Group number

194

Space Group

P63/mmc

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

4.106

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

5.43

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1.322

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

120°

Z

2

Volumne (ų)

79.281

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

4.02(60),
3.57(50),
2.98(70),
2.82(90),
2.158(100),
2.055(70),
1.487(60),
1.205(60)

XRD chart Niggliite

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

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

5.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

629 (25g)

Density (g/cm³)

13.14 (berechnet)

13.144 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Preface

Name from

Professor P. Niggli (1888 - ), aus Zurich, Schweiz

Author (Name, Year)

Scholtz, 1936

References

Scholtz (1937), Geol. Soc. South Africa, Transactions 39, 81.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 347.

American Mineralogist 56(1971), 360.

Mineralogical Magazine 38 (1972), 794.

Canadian Mineralogist 19 (1981), 599.

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony etc.), 1 (1990), 352.

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

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]

Zvyagintsevite

Pd3Pb

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

I/A.16-010

Atokite

(Pd,Pt)3Sn

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

I/A.16-020

Rustenburgite

Pt3Sn

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

I/A.16-030

Niggliite

PtSn

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

I/A.16-040

Stannopalladinite

Pd3Sn2

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

I/A.16-050

Palarstanide

Pd5(Sn,As)2

I/A.16-060

Plumbopalladinite

Pd3Pb2

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

I/A.16-070

Norilskite

(Pd,Ag)7Pb4

trigonal : 32 : P3121

I/A.16-080

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

Cabriite

Pd2SnCu

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmm

1.AH.300

Bortnikovite

Pd4Cu3Zn

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

1.AH.310

Tatyanaite

(Pt,Pd,Cu)9Cu3Sn4

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

1.AH.320

Niggliite

PtSn

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

1.AH.350

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

Niggliite

PtSn

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

01.02.10.01

Damiaoite

PtIn2

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.02.12.01

Skaergaardite

PdCu

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

01.02.13.01

Plumbopalladinite

Pd3Pb2

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

01.02.14.01

Other languages

German

Niggliit

French

Niggliite

English

Niggliite

Spanish

Niggliíta

Russian

Нигглиит

Traditional Chinese

六方錫鉑礦

Simplified Chinese

六方锡铂矿

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Nig

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