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Ferronickelplatinum

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Formula:
Pt
 
2
FeNi
System:TetragonalColour:Silvery White
Hardness:5
Name:For the chemical composition


Forms series with tulameenite

Classification of Ferronickelplatinum

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.15-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:1.AG.40

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
G : PGE-metal alloys
Dana 7th edition ID:1.2.4.3
Dana 8th edition ID:1.2.4.3

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
2 : Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Hey's CIM Ref.:1.88

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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Type Occurrence of Ferronickelplatinum

Type Locality:Placer deposit, Northern Pekul'nei River, Pekul'nei Range, Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Russia: MM - St. Petersburg - Type: T: 1306/1
Year of Discovery:1983

Occurrences of Ferronickelplatinum

Geological Setting:Placer platinum deposits

Physical Properties of Ferronickelplatinum

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Silvery White
Hardness (Mohs):5
Hardness (Vickers):VHN50=481 kg/mm2
Comment:Ductile

Crystallography of Ferronickelplatinum

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:a = 3.871(4) Å, c = 3.635(5) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.939
Unit Cell Volume:V 54.47 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:Granular

Optical Data of Ferronickelplatinum

Type:Anisotropic
Anisotropism:Weak
Colour in reflected light:Rosy cream

Chemical Properties of Ferronickelplatinum

Formula:
Pt
 
2
FeNi
Simplified for copy/paste:Pt2FeNi
Essential elements:Fe, Ni, Pt
All elements listed in formula:Fe, Ni, Pt
Common Impurities:Ir,Cu

Relationship of Ferronickelplatinum to other Species

Series:Forms a series with Tulameenite (see here)
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
1.AG.05Hexaferrum
(Fe,Os,Ru,Ir)
1.AG.05Garutiite
(Ni,Fe,Ir)
1.AG.10Atokite
(Pd,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.AG.10Rustenburgite
(Pt,Pd)
 
3
Sn
1.AG.10Zvyagintsevite
(Pd,Pt,Au)
 
3
(Pb,Sn)
1.AG.15Taimyrite-I
(Pd,Cu,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.AG.15Tatyanaite
(Pt,Pd,Cu)
 
9
Cu
 
3
Sn
 
4
1.AG.20Paolovite
Pd
 
2
Sn
1.AG.25Plumbopalladinite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
1.AG.25Stannopalladinite
(Pd,Cu)
 
3
Sn
 
2
1.AG.30Cabriite
Pd
 
2
CuSn
1.AG.35Chengdeite
Ir
 
3
Fe
1.AG.35Isoferroplatinum
Pt
 
3
Fe
1.AG.40Tetraferroplatinum
PtFe
1.AG.40Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe
1.AG.45Hongshiite
PtCu
1.AG.45Skaergaardite
PdCu
1.AG.50Yixunite
Pt
 
3
In
1.AG.55Damiaoite
PtIn
 
2
1.AG.60Niggliite
PtSn
1.AG.65Bortnikovite
Pd
 
4
Cu
 
3
Zn
1.AG.70Nielsenite
PdCu
 
3
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
1.1Copper
Cu
1.2Silver
Ag
1.5Gold
Au
1.6Auricupride
Cu
 
3
Au
1.7Tetra-auricupride
AuCu
1.8Zinc
Zn
1.9Cadmium
Cd
1.10Danbaite
CuZn
 
2
1.11Zhanghengite
CuZn
1.12Mercury
Hg
1.13Kolymite
Cu
 
7
Hg
 
6
1.14Moschellandsbergite
Ag
 
2
Hg
 
3
1.15Eugenite
Ag
 
11
Hg
 
2
1.16Schachnerite
Ag
 
1.1
Hg
 
0.9
1.17Paraschachnerite
Ag
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.18Luanheite
Ag
 
3
Hg
1.19Weishanite
(Au,Ag)
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.20Indium
In
1.21Aluminium
Al
1.22Khatyrkite
(Cu,Zn)Al
 
2
1.23Cupalite
(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24Diamond
C
1.25Graphite
C
1.26Chaoite
C
1.27Lonsdaleite
C
1.28Silicon
Si
1.29Tin
Sn
1.30Lead
Pb
1.31Anyuiite
Au(Pb,Sb)
 
2
1.31Novodneprite
AuPb
 
3
1.32Leadamalgam
Pb
 
0.7
Hg
 
0.3
1.33Arsenic
As
1.34Arsenolamprite
As
1.35Paxite
CuAs
 
2
1.36Koutekite
Cu
 
5
As
 
2
1.37Domeykite
Cu
 
3
As
1.38Algodonite
(Cu
 
1-x
As
 
x
)
1.39Novakite
Cu
 
20
AgAs
 
10
1.40Kutinaite
Ag
 
6
Cu
 
14
As
 
7
1.41Antimony
Sb
1.42Stibarsen
AsSb
1.43Paradocrasite
Sb
 
3
As
1.44Horsfordite
Cu, Sb
1.45Cuprostibite
Cu
 
2
(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum
(Ag
 
1-x
Sb
 
x
)
1.47Aurostibite
AuSb
 
2
1.48Dyscrasite
Ag
 
3
Sb
1.49Bismuth
Bi
1.50Maldonite
Au
 
2
Bi
1.51Sulphur
S
 
8
1.52Rosickýite
S
1.53Selenium
Se
1.54Tellurium
Te
1.55Chromium
Cr
1.56Rhenium
Re
1.57Iron
Fe
1.58Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.59Ferchromide
Cr
 
3
Fe
 
1-x
1.60Wairauite
CoFe
1.61Nickel
Ni
1.62Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.64Tetrataenite
FeNi
1.65Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.66Palladium
(Pd,Pt)
1.67Potarite
PdHg
1.68Paolovite
Pd
 
2
Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite
(Pd,Cu)
 
3
Sn
 
2
1.70Cabriite
Pd
 
2
CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I
(Pd,Cu,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.72Atokite
(Pd,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.73Rustenburgite
(Pt,Pd)
 
3
Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite
(Pd,Pt,Au)
 
3
(Pb,Sn)
1.75Plumbopalladinite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
1.76Osmium
(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium
(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82Platinum
Pt
1.83Hongshiite
PtCu
1.84Niggliite
PtSn
1.85Isoferroplatinum
Pt
 
3
Fe
1.86Tetraferroplatinum
PtFe
1.87Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe
1.89Rhodium
(Rh,Pt)
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
1.2.4.1Tetraferroplatinum
PtFe
1.2.4.2Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe

Other Names for Ferronickelplatinum

Synonyms:
IMA1982-071
Other Languages:
German:Ferronickelplatin
Russian:Ферроникельплатина
Simplified Chinese:正方镍铂矿
Traditional Chinese:正方鎳鉑礦

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 Ferronickelplatinum

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist: 69: 1190-1191.

Rudashevsky, N.S., Mochalov, A.G., Men'shikov, Yu.P., and Shumskaya, N.I. (1983) Ferronickelplatinum Pt2FeNi - a new mineral species. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 112: 487-494 (in Russian).

Bayliss (1990) Canadian Mineralogist: 28: 751-755.

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  • Localities for Ferronickelplatinum

    (TL) indicates type locality. ? 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.
    Dominican Republic
     
    • Monseñor Nouel Province
      • Bonao
    Zaccarini, F., Proenza, J. A., Lewis, J. F., & Garuti, G. Platinum-group elements distribution and mineralogy in Loma Peguera chromitites, Loma Caribe peridotite, Dominican Republic: preliminary results. pp 265-268
    Ethiopia
     
    • Oromia Province (Oromiya Province)
      • Gimbi
        • Yubdo District (Joubdo District; Youbdo District; Joubda District)
    Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2014)
    New Caledonia
     
    • Southern Province
      • Ouen Island
    33rd International Geological Congress (2008) session MPM-04 Platinum-group mineralogy: Platinum-group minerals in chromitite schlieren from the ouen island, new caledonia ophiolite
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
        • Pekul'nei Range
          • Northern Pekul'nei River
    Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1983): 112: 487-494 (in Russian).; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Koriak-Kamchatka area (Koriak Autonomous Okrug & Kamchatka Oblast')
    Fejer, E. E. (1986). Thirty-fourth list of new mineral names. Mineralogical Magazine, 50, 741-61.
    • Urals Region
      • Middle Urals
        • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
          • Nizhnii Tagil
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    South Africa
     
    • Limpopo Province
    www.bgr.de/b423/oberthuer_ptconf_pgm_bushveld.pdf.
    • Mpumalanga Province
    www.cosis.net/abstracts/EAE03/11407/EAE03-A-11407.pdf.
    USA
     
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester Co.
        • State Line Chromite District
    Smith, II, R. C. and Barnes, J. H. (2011)
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