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Tetraferroplatinum

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Formula:
PtFe
System:TetragonalColour: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

IMA status:Approved 1974
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.15-20
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:1.2.4.1
Dana 8th edition ID:1.2.4.1

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
2 : Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Hey's CIM Ref.:1.86

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

Type Locality:Placer Deposits, Tulameen River, Similkameen Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
Year of Discovery:1974

Physical Properties of Tetraferroplatinum

Lustre: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:Fe, Pt
All elements listed in formula:Fe, Pt
Common Impurities:Rh,Ir,Cu,Ni,Sb

Relationship of Tetraferroplatinum to other Species

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.40Ferronickelplatinum
Pt
 
2
FeNi
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
1.87Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe
1.88Ferronickelplatinum
Pt
 
2
FeNi
1.89Rhodium
(Rh,Pt)
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
1.2.4.2Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe
1.2.4.3Ferronickelplatinum
Pt
 
2
FeNi

Other Names for Tetraferroplatinum

Synonyms:
IMA1974-012b
Other Languages:
German:Tetraferroplatin
Russian:Тетраферроплатина
Simplified Chinese:铁铂矿
Traditional Chinese:鐵鉑礦

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 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.

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  • Localities for Tetraferroplatinum

    The 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. ? 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.
    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
    CM 13 (1975), 117; HB1 (1990); Canadian Mineralogist (1975): 13: 117-126
    • 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
        • 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.
    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)
    • 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.
    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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