Pentlandite R060144

Name: Pentlandite
RRUFF ID: R060144
Ideal Chemistry: (Ni,Fe)9S8
Locality: Worthington, Ontario, Canada
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 5840
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Bronze-white metallic massive
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Pentlandite (1) ]
RRUFF ID: R060144.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Fe4.80Ni4.12Co0.08)Σ=9S8
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060144
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060144.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.0440(1)Å    b: 10.0440(1)Å    c: 10.0440(1)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 1013.28(3)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Pentlandite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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