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Vavřínite

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Collectors Summary

Color silbergrau
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 2
Cleavages vollkommen (0001)
Morphology In der Typlokalität fand sich ein 20µm langes, leistenförmiges Aggregat, sowie ein kleiner Einschluss zwischen Pentlandit-Körnern.

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Ni2SbTe2

Addi­tional chem. informa­tion

Nickelin Gruppe

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Antimon, Nickel, Tellur

Unit weight: 494.35294 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 5

Info

Empirical formula:

Ni2SbTe2

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Nickel

Ni

23.75

2

40.00

58.6934200

117.3868400

Antimony

Sb

24.63

1

20.00

121.7601000

121.7601000

Tellurium

Te

51.62

2

40.00

127.6030000

255.2060000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ni : 22.92, Fe : 1.29, Pd : 1.29, Sb : 23.65, Te : 49.95 (Ref: Canadian Mineralogist 2007)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.CC.05

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
C: Metallsulfide, M : S = 1 : 1 (und ähnliche)
C: mit Nickel (Ni), Eisen (Fe), Cobalt (Co), usw.
05:Nickelin-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/C.20-060

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
C: Sulfide mit Metall : S,Se,Te ~ 1:1
20: Nickelin-Gruppe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.CC.395

2: SULFIDES
C: Sulfides (etc) with Me/S=1/1
C: With Pd,Pt, etc. - Coordination Number ~[4], Planar
3: Coordination Number ~[3+3] Nickeline-Group

IMA sta­tus

anerkannt 2005

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

silbergrau

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

opak

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Pleochro­ism

schwach von blass hellbraun zu blassbraun

Crystallography

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

3.909

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

15.682

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

4.012

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

120°

Z

2

Volumne (ų)

207.5

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.3848(13), 2.8421(81), 2.0704(16), 1.9556(100), 1.6114(23), 1.4218(7), 1.2437(20), 1.1290(14)

XRD chart Vavřínite

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

Morphol­ogy

In der Typlokalität fand sich ein 20µm langes, leistenförmiges Aggregat, sowie ein kleiner Einschluss zwischen Pentlandit-Körnern.

Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

2

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

92 (10g)

Density (g/cm³)

7.79 gemessen

7.912 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleav­ages

vollkommen (0001)

Tenac­ity

spröde

Preface

Asso­cia­tions

Pyrrhotin, Chalkopyrit, Violarit, Pyrit, Melonit, Sperrylith, Altait

Rare­ness

Sehr selten! Bisher wurde nur ein Exemplar dieses Minerals gefunden.

Name from

Hrn. Vavřín, analytischer Chemiker an der tschechischen, geologischen Prüfstelle und einer der Entdecker des Minerals

Author (Name, Year)

1998

References

Mineralien Welt 06/08, Steffen Jahn, Die neuen Mineralien 2007 - 2008

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

'Imgreite'

NiTe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

'Jaipurite'

CoS

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Langisite

(Co,Ni)As

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Nickeline

NiAs

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Vavřínite

Ni2SbTe2

2.CC.05

Achávalite

FeSe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Freboldite

CoSe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Kotulskite

Pd(Te,Bi)2-x {x ≈ 0.4}

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Stumpflite

Pt(Sb,Bi)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Sudburyite

(Pd,Ni)Sb

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Zlatogorite

CuNiSb2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.CC.05

Sederholmite

NiSe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

Sobolevskite

PdBi

2.CC.05

Breithauptite

NiSb

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

'Hexatestibiopanickelite'

(Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.05

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

Sorosite

Cu1+x(Sn,Sb)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-005

Langisite

(Co,Ni)As

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-010

Nickeline

NiAs

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-020

Breithauptite

NiSb

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-030

Freboldite

CoSe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-040

Sederholmite

NiSe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-050

Vavřínite

Ni2SbTe2

II/C.20-060

'Hexatestibiopanickelite'

(Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-070

Kotulskite

Pd(Te,Bi)2-x {x ≈ 0.4}

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-080

Sudburyite

(Pd,Ni)Sb

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-090

Stumpflite

Pt(Sb,Bi)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

II/C.20-095

Polarite

Pd(Pb,Bi)

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Ccm21

II/C.20-100

Sobolevskite

PdBi

II/C.20-110

Ruthenarsenite

(Ru,Ni)As

II/C.20-120

Cherepanovite

RhAs

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pnma

II/C.20-130

Wassonite

TiS

trigonal : 3m : R3m

II/C.20-140

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

Achávalite

FeSe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.300

Freboldite

CoSe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.310

Sederholmite

NiSe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.320

'Imgreite'

NiTe

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.325

Langisite

(Co,Ni)As

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.340

Nickeline

NiAs

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.350

Breithauptite

NiSb

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.355

Zlatogorite

CuNiSb2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.CC.360

Sorosite

Cu1+x(Sn,Sb)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.365

'Hexatestibiopanickelite'

(Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.370

Sudburyite

(Pd,Ni)Sb

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.380

Sobolevskite

PdBi

2.CC.385

Stumpflite

Pt(Sb,Bi)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

2.CC.390

Vavřínite

Ni2SbTe2

2.CC.395

Alternative Name

German

Vavrinit

English

Vavrinite

IMA Number

IMA 2005-045

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