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Zaccariniite

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Formula:
RhNiAs
System:Tetragonal
Name:
Named in honour of Dr Federica Zaccarini, University of Leoben, Austria, for her work on PGE in chromitites and ultrabasic rocks.
This page provides mineralogical data about Zaccariniite.

Classification of Zaccariniite

IMA status:Approved 2011
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Type Occurrence of Zaccariniite

Type Locality:Loma Peguera, Bonao, Monseñor Nouel Province, Dominican Republic
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Mineralogical Museum of Leoben, Peter Tunner Strasse 5, Leoben, Austria, catalogue number 8241

Crystallography of Zaccariniite

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Class (H-M):4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:P4/nmm {P4/n 21/m 2/m}
Cell Parameters:a = 3.5496(1) Å, c = 6.1578(2) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.735
Unit Cell Volume:V 77.59 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
2.326(97)
2.053(56)
1.945(100)
1.776(58)
1.775(83)
1.256(86)
1.164(60)
0.973(69)

Chemical Properties of Zaccariniite

Formula:
RhNiAs
Essential elements:As, Ni, Rh
All elements listed in formula:As, Ni, Rh

Other Names for Zaccariniite

Synonyms:
IMA2011-086
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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 Zaccariniite

Reference List:

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Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Drábek, M., Stanley, C.J., Bakker, R.J.,Bermejo, R., Garuti, G., Thalhammer, O., Proenza, J.A. and Longo, F. (2012) Zaccariniite, IMA 2011-086. CNMNC Newsletter No. 12, February 2012, page 154; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 151-155

Vyzmalová, A., Laufer, F., Drábek, M., Stanley, C., Bakker, R.J., Bermejo, R., Garuti, G., Thalhammer, O., Proenza, J.A., Longo, F. (2012): Zaccariniite, RhNiAs, a new platinum-group mineral species from Loma Peguera, Dominican Republic. Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 1321-1329.

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  • Localities for Zaccariniite

    (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
    Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Drábek, M., Stanley, C.J., Bakker, R.J.,Bermejo, R., Garuti, G., Thalhammer, O., Proenza, J.A. and Longo, F. (2012): Zaccariniite, IMA 2011-086. CNMNC Newsletter No. 12, February 2012, page 154; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 151-155; Vyzmalová, A., Laufer, F., Drábek, M., Stanley, C., Bakker, R.J., Bermejo, R., Garuti, G., Thalhammer, O., Proenza, J.A., Longo, F. (2012): Zaccariniite, RhNiAs, a new platinum-group mineral species from Loma Peguera, Dominican Republic. Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 1321-1329.
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