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Dienerite

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Colour:
White with tinge of gray
Name:
For Austrian paleontologist, Professor Karl Diener (1862–1928), who found the mineral.
Originally reported from Radstadt, Salzburg, Austria.


Classification of Dienerite

Discredited 2006
Explanation of status:
A questionable species. The type material is no longer available for reinvestigation; however, "Dienerite, AsNi3-x, is probably nickelskutterudite, As3-xNi, caused by a typographical error in reporting the chemical analysis" (Bayliss, 2001).

"I had found dienerite spherical microinclusions in a sobolevite grain from the Norilsk deposit last autumn. So the mineral exists, and it is too early to discredit it." (Pavel Kartashov in http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,15,44588,44770#msg-44770)
2/A.04-10

2 : Sulphides
A : Alloys and alloy-like compounds, with Cu, Ag, Au and Ni
04 : Dienerite - Maucherite series
3.11.24

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
11 : Sulphides etc. of Ni
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Physical Properties of Dienerite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
White with tinge of gray

Relationship of Dienerite to other Species

2/A.04-20OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
2/A.04-30MaucheriteNi11As8
3.11.1HeazlewooditeNi3S2
3.11.2Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
3.11.3MilleriteNiS
3.11.4PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
3.11.5VaesiteNiS2
3.11.6ShanditeNi3Pb2S2
3.11.7DonharrisiteNi8Hg3S9
3.11.8ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
3.11.9Pentlandite(Fe,Ni)9S8
3.11.10Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
3.11.11SiegeniteCoNi2S4
3.11.12FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4
3.11.13Villamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
3.11.14Mäkineniteγ-NiSe
3.11.15Sederholmitebeta-NiSe
3.11.16TrüstedtiteNi3Se4
3.11.17WilkmaniteNi3Se4
3.11.18KulleruditeNiSe2
3.11.19Penroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
3.11.20TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
3.11.21ImgreiteNiTe (?)
3.11.22MeloniteNiTe2
3.11.23KitkaiteNiTeSe
3.11.25OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
3.11.26MaucheriteNi11As8
3.11.27NickelineNiAs
3.11.28RammelsbergiteNiAs2
3.11.29PararammelsbergiteNiAs2
3.11.30NickelskutteruditeNiAs3-x
3.11.31OregoniteNi2FeAs2
3.11.32Westerveldite(Fe,Ni,Co)As
3.11.33Langisite(Co,Ni)As
3.11.34GersdorffiteNiAsS
3.11.35JolliffeiteNiAsSe
3.11.36BreithauptiteNiSb
3.11.38UllmanniteNiSbS
3.11.39Willyamite(Co,Ni)SbS

Other Names for Dienerite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Dienerit
Simplified Chinese:白砷镍矿
Spanish:Dienerita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Dienerite

Reference List:
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 175.

P. Bayliss (2001): Dienerite - a mystification. Mineralogical Magazine, 65, 685–687.

Internet Links for Dienerite

Localities for Dienerite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
Am. Mineral. 12 (1927), 96; HB1 (1990)
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Taimyr Peninsula
        • Putoran Plateau
          • Noril'sk
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Mineral and/or Locality  
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