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Isovite

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Formula:
(Cr,Fe)
 
23
C
 
6
System:IsometricLustre:Metallic
Hardness:8
Name:For the locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Isovite.

Classification of Isovite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.09-35
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:1.BA.10

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
B : Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
A : Carbides
Dana 7th edition ID:1.1.25.2
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Type Occurrence of Isovite

Type Locality:Is River, Isovsky District, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia

Physical Properties of Isovite

Lustre:Metallic
Hardness (Mohs):8

Crystallography of Isovite

Crystal System:Isometric

Optical Data of Isovite

Type:Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Isovite

Formula:
(Cr,Fe)
 
23
C
 
6
Simplified for copy/paste:(Cr,Fe)23C6
Essential elements:C, Cr
All elements listed in formula:C, Cr, Fe

Relationship of Isovite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
1.BA.05Cohenite
(Fe,Ni,Co)
 
3
C
1.BA.10Haxonite
(Fe,Ni)
 
23
C
 
6
1.BA.15Tongbaite
Cr
 
3
C
 
2
1.BA.20Khamrabaevite
(Ti,V,Fe)C
1.BA.20Niobocarbide
(Nb,Ta)C
1.BA.20Tantalcarbide
TaC
1.BA.25Qusongite
WC
1.BA.30Yarlongite
Cr
 
4
Fe
 
4
NiC
 
4
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
1.1.25.1Haxonite
(Fe,Ni)
 
23
C
 
6

Other Names for Isovite

Synonyms:
IMA1996-039
Other Languages:
German:Isovit
Spanish:Isovita

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 Isovite

Reference List:

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Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1998): 127(5): 26-37.

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    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Middle Urals
        • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
          • Isovsky District
    [MinRec 31:203]
          • Sysert' District
            • Neiva river
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