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This page provides mineralogical data about Oregonite.
Classification of Oregonite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||2/B.12-50|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||2.BB.05|
2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
B : With Ni
|Dana 8th edition ID:||184.108.40.206|
2 : SULFIDES
5 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||3.11.31|
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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Type Occurrence of Oregonite
|Type Locality:||Josephine Creek, Josephine Creek District, Josephine Co., Oregon, USA|
|Year of Discovery:||1959|
Physical Properties of Oregonite
Crystallography of Oregonite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 6.08Å, c = 7.13Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 1.173|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 228.26 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Chemical Properties of Oregonite
|Essential elements:||As, Fe, Ni|
|All elements listed in formula:||As, Fe, Ni|
Relationship of Oregonite to other Species
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Other Names for Oregonite
|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 Oregonite
American Mineralogist (1960): 45: 1130.
Internet Links for Oregonite
Localities for Oregonite
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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.
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Locality Updated: Caroline Mine, Thale, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, GermanyFrom Thomas Lühr, 24th May 2013 20:32:31