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Tetraferroplatinum

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Formula:
PtFe
System:
Tetragonal
Colour:
Grey, silver-white
Hardness:
4 - 5
Name:
The name is derived from the tetragonal crystals system and its iron (latin "ferrum") and platinum contents.
Possibly forms a solid solution with Tulameenite.

Classification of Tetraferroplatinum

Approved 1974
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 ed.:
1.2.4.1
1.2.4.1

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
2 : Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
1.86

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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First Recorded Occurrence of Tetraferroplatinum

Year of Discovery:
1974

Physical Properties of Tetraferroplatinum

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Grey, silver-white
Hardness (Mohs):
4 - 5

Crystallography of Tetraferroplatinum

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.84Å, c = 3.71Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.966
Unit Cell Volume:
V 54.71 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Tetraferroplatinum

Formula:
PtFe
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Rh,Ir,Cu,Ni,Sb

Relationship of Tetraferroplatinum to other Species

1.AG.05Hexaferrum(Fe,Os,Ru,Ir)
1.AG.05Garutiite(Ni,Fe,Ir)
1.AG.10Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.AG.10Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.AG.10Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.AG.15Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.AG.15Tatyanaite(Pt,Pd,Cu)9Cu3Sn4
1.AG.20PaolovitePd2Sn
1.AG.25PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.AG.25Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.AG.30CabriitePd2CuSn
1.AG.35ChengdeiteIr3Fe
1.AG.35IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.AG.40FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.AG.40TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.AG.45HongshiitePtCu
1.AG.45SkaergaarditePdCu
1.AG.50YixunitePt3In
1.AG.55DamiaoitePtIn2
1.AG.60NiggliitePtSn
1.AG.65BortnikovitePd4Cu3Zn
1.AG.70NielsenitePdCu3
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)

Other Names for Tetraferroplatinum

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:铁铂矿
Traditional Chinese:鐵鉑礦

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 Tetraferroplatinum

Reference List:
Canadian Mineralogist (1975): 13: 117-126.

American Mineralogist (1976): 61: 341.

Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen (1987): 36: 175.

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

CIM Special Volume 23: 144-145.

Internet Links for Tetraferroplatinum

Localities for Tetraferroplatinum

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.
Albania
 
  • Tropoja ophiolitic Massif
http://www.env.duke.edu/faculty/boudreau/9thPtSymposium/Boshnjaku_Abstract.pdf
Atlantic Ocean
 
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge complex
    • Sierra Leone fracture zone
      • Markov Deep
Sharkov, E.V., Abramov, S.S., Simonov, V.A., Krinov, D.I., Skolotnev, S.G., Bel’tenev, V.E., and Bortnikov, N.S. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(6), 467-486.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Cunningham Co.
      • Fifield
5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
Brazil
 
  • Goiás
33rd International Geological Congress (2008) session MPM-04 Platinum-group mineralogy: Diversity of Platinum group minerals (PGM) in chromitites from Brazil, preliminary results
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Similkameen Mining Division
      • Princeton
        • Similkameen River
Alfredo Petrov collection
      • Tulameen River
Nixon, G. T., Cabri, L. J., & Laflamme, J. G. (1990). Platinum-group-element mineralization in lode and placer deposits associated with the Tulameen Alaskan-type complex, British Columbia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 28(3), 503-535.
CM 13 (1975), 117; HB1 (1990); Canadian Mineralogist (1975): 13: 117-126; Nixon, G. T., Cabri, L. J., & Laflamme, J. G. (1990). Platinum-group-element mineralization in lode and placer deposits associated with the Tulameen Alaskan-type complex, British Columbia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 28(3), 503-535.
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Seeley Lake Area
EcoMetrix Reort for Stillwater Canada Inc, Marathon Project (2012) Table 4.1-3
  • Québec
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
      • Les Appalaches RCM
        • Thetford Mines
Corrivaux, L. & Laflamme, J.H. G. (1990) Minéralogie des éléments du group du platin dans les chromitites de l'ophiolite de Thetford Mines, Québec. Canadian Mineralogist 28, 579-595.
  • Yukon Territory
    • Whitehorse Mining District
      • Kluane District
Barkov, A.Y., Laflamme, J.H.G., Cabri, L.J., and Martin, R.F. (2002) Platinum-group minerals from the Wellgreen Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, Yukon, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 651-669.
China
 
  • Gansu Province
    • Jiuquan Prefecture
      • Aksai Co. (Aksay Co.; Akesai Co.)
Peisheng Bao and Xibin Wang (1989): Mineral Deposits 8(1), 3-18
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Changji Autonomous Prefecture (Sanji Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Manasi Co. (Manas Co.)
Jianxun Bai (1987): Geology and Prospecting 23(12), 24-27
  • Yunnan Province
    • Dali Autonomous Prefecture
      • Midu Co.
Bilun Luo (1979): Geology and Prospecting 15(3), 11-15; Yan Tao, Chusi Li, Ruizhong Hu, Ripley, E., Andao Du, and Hong Zhong (2007): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 153(3), 321-337
Dominican Republic
 
  • Monseñor Nouel Province
    • Bonao
33rd International Geological Congress (2008) session MPM-04 Platinum-group mineralogy: Platinum group minerals (PGM) in the Loma Peguera ophiolitic chromitite (Central Dominican Republic): New data using Electric Pulse Disaggregation and Hydroseparation techniques; Zaccharini et al. (2009): Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 185, 335-349
Ethiopia
 
  • Oromia Province (Oromiya Province)
    • Gimbi
Mogessie et al. (2009): Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 155, 108. (Abs.)
C. J. Stanley et al.: Mineralogical Magazine 69(4):447-453 (2005)
Indonesia
 
  • Kalimantan Island (Borneo Island)
    • Kalimantan Selatan Province (South Kalimantan Province)
K.H. Hattori et al. , Mineral. Mag. , 56, 1992, pp. 156-164.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Kamikawa Province
Urashima et al (1976) Kagoshima Daigaku Rika Hokoku, 25, 165-171.
      • Uryu-gun
        • Uryugawa
Urashima et al (1976) Kagoshima Daigaku Rika Hokoku, 25, 165-171.
    • Sorachi Province
Urashima et al (1976) Kagoshima Daigaku Rika Hokoku, 25, 165-171.
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
    • Pirogues River
Jan Pasava (ed) Mineral Deposits: From Their Origin to Their Environmental Impacts pp89-92
Norway
 
  • Sogn og Fjordane
    • Vik
      • Stølsheimen
Nilsson, L. P. & Larsen, R. B. (1998): Edle mineraler i mafiske og ultramafiske bergarter- en oppsummering av platina-gruppe mineraler (PGM) funnet i Norge i de senere år. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 14: 40-49
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
www.cosis.net/abstracts/EAE03/14099/EAE03-A-14099.pdf.
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Bodaibo
          • Lena Gold District
            • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
http://www.igem.ru/igem/chem/pt/sukhloge.htm
    • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Taimyr Peninsula
        • Putoran Plateau
Econ Geol (1986) 81:1203-1212
Krivolutskaya et al. (2011): Mineralogy, geochemistry and stratigraphy of the Maslovsky Pt–Cu–Ni sulfide deposit, Noril’sk Region, Russia: implications for relationship of ore-bearing intrusions and lavas. Mineralium Deposita 47, 69-88.
            • Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Dovyren Highlands
Konnikov, E.G., Meurer, W.P., Neruchev, S.S., Prasolov, E.M., Kislov, E.V., and Orsoev, D.A. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 526-532.; Rudashevskiy N.S., Krecer D.A., Orsoev D.A., Kislov E.V. (2003) Palladium-platinum mineralization in vein Cu-Ni-ores of Yoko-Dovyrenskiy laiered massif, - DAN, 391(4), p. 519-522 (in Rus.)
    • Tuva Republic
      • Sayan Mts
        • Eastern Sayan
Alexander V. Dedeev et al (2002) The PGE-Bearing Sulphide Ores of the Kingash Mafic-Ultramafic Differentiated Intrusion and Ore Processing Characteristics, East Sajan, Russia. 9th annual platinum symposium
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Korf
        • Gal'moenan ultrabasic massif
Tolstykh N.D., Sidorov E.G., Kozlov A.P. (2004) Platinum-group minerals in lode and placier deposits associated with the Ural-Alaskan-type Gal'moenan complex, Koryak-Kamchatka Platinum Belt, Russia, - Can. Miner., v.42, p.2, pp. 619-630.
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Isovsky District
P.M. Kartashov data
        • Nizhnii Tagil
Mineralogy of Ural. Native elements, carbides, sulphides. - edited by N.P. Yushkin, Sverdlovsk, 1990, pp. 32-37 (in Rus.); Seltmann, R., Soloviev, S., Shatov, V., Pirajno, F., Naumov, E., & Cherkasov, S. (2010). Metallogeny of Siberia: tectonic, geologic and metallogenic settings of selected significant deposits*. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(6), 655-706
South Africa
 
  • Limpopo Province
www.bgr.de/b423/oberthuer_ptconf_pgm_bushveld.pdf.
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 43, pp. 1711-1734 (2005)
      • Waterberg District
        • Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
Holwell, D. A., McDonald, I., & Armitage, P. E. B. (2006). Platinum-group mineral assemblages in the Platreef at the Sandsloot Mine, northern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Mineralogical Magazine, 70(1), 83-101.
  • Mpumalanga Province
www.cosis.net/abstracts/EAE03/11407/EAE03-A-11407.pdf.
      • Lydenburg
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Rudashevsky, N. S., Avdontsev, S. N., & Dneprovskaya, M. B. (1992). Evolution of PGE mineralization in hortonolitic dunites of the Mooihoek and Onverwacht pipes, Bushveld Complex. Mineralogy and Petrology, 47(1), 37-54.; Cabrii, L. J., & Feather, C. E. (1975). Platinum-Iron Alloys: A Nomenclature Based on a Study of Natural and Synthetic Alloys. Canadian Mineralogist, 13, 117-126.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Rudashevsky, N. S., Avdontsev, S. N., & Dneprovskaya, M. B. (1992). Evolution of PGE mineralization in hortonolitic dunites of the Mooihoek and Onverwacht pipes, Bushveld Complex. Mineralogy and Petrology, 47(1), 37-54.
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Borough
      • Goodnews Bay
        • Salmon River - Red Mountain District
USGS Open-File Report 01-269
USGS Bull 1660
      • Goodnews Bay District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
  • California
    • Mariposa Co.
      • West Belt
        • Hornitos District
          • Quartzburg
            • Quartzburg School
Min Mag (1997) 61:367-375
  • Montana
    • Stillwater Co.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    • Sweet Grass Co.
      • Stillwater Complex
Robert C. Smith, II, Ph. D., P.G.
  • Oregon
    • Jackson Co.
      • Applegate District
Min Mag (1997) 61:367-375
  • Pennsylvania
    • Chester Co.
      • State Line Chromite District
Smith and Barnes (2011) Pennsylvania Geology v. 41, no. 3/4.
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