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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

IMA status: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)
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/A.04-10

2 : Sulphides
A : Alloys and alloy-like compounds, with Cu, Ag, Au and Ni
04 : Dienerite - Maucherite series
Hey's CIM Ref.: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

Related Minerals - Strunz Grouping):

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2/A.04-20Orcelite
Ni
 
5-x
As
 
2
2/A.04-30Maucherite
Ni
 
11
As
 
8
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

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3.11.1Heazlewoodite
Ni
 
3
S
 
2
3.11.2Godlevskite
(Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
3.11.3Millerite
NiS
3.11.4Polydymite
Ni
2+
 
Ni
3+
2
S
 
4
3.11.5Vaesite
NiS
 
2
3.11.6Shandite
Ni
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
3.11.7Donharrisite
Ni
 
8
Hg
 
3
S
 
9
3.11.8Violarite
Fe
2+
 
Ni
3+
2
S
 
4
3.11.9Pentlandite
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
3.11.10Bravoite
(Fe,Ni)S
 
2
3.11.11Siegenite
CoNi
 
2
S
 
4
-NiCo
 
2
S
 
4
3.11.12Fletcherite
Cu(Ni,Co)
 
2
S
 
4
3.11.13Villamaninite
(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S
 
2
3.11.14Mäkinenite
γ-NiSe
3.11.15Sederholmite
beta-NiSe
3.11.16Trüstedtite
Ni
 
3
Se
 
4
3.11.17Wilkmanite
Ni
 
3
Se
 
4
3.11.18Kullerudite
NiSe
 
2
3.11.19Penroseite
(Ni,Co,Cu)Se
 
2
3.11.20Tyrrellite
Cu(Co
3+
 
,Ni
3+
 
)
 
2
Se
 
4
3.11.21Imgreite
NiTe (?)
3.11.22Melonite
NiTe
 
2
3.11.23Kitkaite
NiTeSe
3.11.25Orcelite
Ni
 
5-x
As
 
2
3.11.26Maucherite
Ni
 
11
As
 
8
3.11.27Nickeline
NiAs
3.11.28Rammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
3.11.29Pararammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
3.11.30Nickelskutterudite
NiAs
 
2-3
3.11.31Oregonite
Ni
 
2
FeAs
 
2
3.11.32Westerveldite
(Fe,Ni,Co)As
3.11.33Langisite
(Co,Ni)As
3.11.34Gersdorffite
NiAsS
3.11.35Jolliffeite
NiAsSe
3.11.36Breithauptite
NiSb
3.11.38Ullmannite
NiSbS
3.11.39Willyamite
(Co,Ni)SbS

Other Names for Dienerite

Other Languages:
German:Dienerit
Russian:Динерит
Simplified Chinese:白砷镍矿
Spanish:Dienerita

Other Information

Health Warning: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:

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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.

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    Austria
     
    • Salzburg
    Am. Mineral. 12 (1927), 96; HB1 (1990)
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Taimyr Peninsula
          • Putoran Plateau
            • Noril'sk
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