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Imgreite

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Formula:
NiTe (?)
System:HexagonalColour:Red, pale rose
Hardness:4


Originally reported from Nittis-Kumuzh'ya Ni-Cu Deposit, Monchegorsk, Monche-Tundra, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia.

Classification of Imgreite

IMA status:Discredited 1968
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.11.21

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 Imgreite

Lustre:Metallic
Colour:Red, pale rose
Hardness (Mohs):4

Crystallography of Imgreite

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:a = 3.93Å, c = 5.35Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.361
Unit Cell Volume:V 71.56 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Imgreite

Formula:
NiTe (?)
Essential elements:Ni, Te
All elements listed in formula:Ni, Te

Relationship of Imgreite to other Species

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
3.11.22Melonite
NiTe
 
2
3.11.23Kitkaite
NiTeSe
3.11.24Dienerite
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 Imgreite

Other Languages:
German:Imgreit
Russian:Имгрэит
Simplified Chinese:六方碲镍矿
伊碲镍矿
Spanish:Imgreita
Traditional Chinese:六方碲鎳礦
伊碲鎳礦

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 Imgreite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist: 49: 1151.

American Mineralogist (1968): 51: 1825.

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  • Localities for Imgreite

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    (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.
    Canada
     
    • Ontario
      • Timiskaming District
        • Powell Township
          • Matachewan
    Martin,R. 2009, Characterization of the gold mineralization at the Young-Davidson deposit, Matachewan, Ontario; U.of Waterloo, unpublished BSc Thesis
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Monche-Tundra
            • Monchegorsk
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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