Vaesite R070763

Name: Vaesite
RRUFF ID: R070763
Ideal Chemistry: NiS2
Locality: Shaba (Katanga), Congo (Zaïre)
Source: Michael Scott S101616 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Metallic black micro-octahedra in massive aggregates associated with pyrite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Pyrite (16) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070763
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070763.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.674(2)Å    b: 5.674(2)Å    c: 5.674(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 182.69(3)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 Vaesite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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