Millerite R070323

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Name: Millerite
RRUFF ID: R070323
Ideal Chemistry: NiS
Locality: Keokuk area, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Source: James Shigley [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Bronze colored metallic fibers associated with chalcopyrite and quartz
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Millerite (3) ]
Quick search: [ All Millerite samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R070323.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ni0.97Fe0.02Co0.01)Σ=1S1.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070323
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070323.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.604(6)Å    b: 9.604(6)Å    c: 3.145(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 251.2(2)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Millerite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Palache C, Wood H O (1904) A crystallographic study of millerite, American Journal of Science, 18, 343-359   [view file]

Alsén N (1925) Röntgenographische Untersuchung der Kristallstrukturen von Magnetkies, Breithauptit, Pentlandit, Millerit und verwandten Verbindungen, Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 47, 19-72   [view file]

Lundqvist D (1947) X-ray studies on the binary system Ni-S, Arkiv för Kemi, Mineralogi och Geologi, 24A, issue 21 1-12

Heyl A V, Milton C, Axelrod J M (1959) Nickel minerals from near Linden, Iowa County, Wisconsin, American Mineralogist, 44, 995-1009   [view file]

Grice J D, Ferguson R B (1974) Crystal structure refinement of millerite (β–NiS), The Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 248-252   [view file]

Rajamani V, Prewitt C T (1974) The crystal structure of millerite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 253-257   [view file]

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Sowa H, Ahsbahs H, Schmitz W (2004) X-ray diffraction studies of millerite NiS under non-ambient conditions, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 31, 321-327

Gibbs G V, Downs R T, Prewitt C T, Rosso K M, Ross N L, Cox D F (2005) Electron density distributions calculated for the nickel sulfides millerite, vaesite, and heazlewoodite and nickel metal: A case for the importance of Ni-Ni bond paths for electron transport, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109, 21788-21795   [view file]

Beckett-Brown C E, McDonald A M, Zhe W (2018) A crystallographically oriented intergrowth of siegenite (CoNi2S4) and millerite from the Morokweng impact structure, South Africa: Chemistry, texture, and origin, The Canadian Mineralogist, 56, 705-722