Sperrylite R070214

Name: Sperrylite
RRUFF ID: R070214
Ideal Chemistry: PtAs2
Locality: Vermilion Mine, Denison Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada
Source: Michael Scott S102676 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Loose aggregate of bright silver cubes, some with octahedral modifications
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Pyrite (16) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070214
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070214.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.977(1)Å    b: 5.977(1)Å    c: 5.977(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 213.51(2)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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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 Sperrylite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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McCreesh M J G, Yudovskaya M A, Kinnaird J A, Reinke C (2018) Platinum-group minerals of the F and T zones, Waterberg Project, far northern Bushveld Complex: implication for the formation of the PGE mineralization, Mineralogical Magazine, 82, 539–575