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Isovite

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Formula:
(Cr,Fe)23C6
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Steel gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
8
Name:
For the locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Isovite.

Classification of Isovite

Approved
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 ed.:
1.1.25.2
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Type Occurrence of Isovite

General Appearance of Type Material:
Isometric to angular grains to 0.2mm
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Museum
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Associated with gold, various platinum-group minerals, cinnabar, Cr spinel, and unnamed Cr-Fe minerals, including carbides.

Physical Properties of Isovite

Metallic
Colour:
Steel gray
Hardness (Mohs):
8
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN50=1300 - 1400 kg/mm2
Density:
7.4 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Isovite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Fm3m
Space Group Setting:
Fm3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.65(5) Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,207.95 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

Optical Data of Isovite

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Isovite

Formula:
(Cr,Fe)23C6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Isovite to other Species

1.BA.05Cohenite(Fe,Ni,Co)3C
1.BA.10Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6
1.BA.15TongbaiteCr3C2
1.BA.20Khamrabaevite(Ti,V,Fe)C
1.BA.20Niobocarbide(Nb,Ta)C
1.BA.20TantalcarbideTaC
1.BA.25QusongiteWC
1.BA.30YarlongiteCr4Fe4NiC4

Other Names for Isovite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Isovit
Spanish:Isovita

Other Information

Magnetism:
Ferromagnetic
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 Isovite

Reference List:
Generalov M E, Naumov V A, Mokhov A V, Trubkin N V (1998) Isovite (Cr,Fe)23C6 — the new mineral from the gold-platinum bearing placers of the Urals. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 127, issue 5, 26-37

Internet Links for Isovite

Localities for Isovite

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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Isovsky District
[MinRec 31:203]; Generalov M E, Naumov V A, Mokhov A V, Trubkin N V (1998) Isovite (Cr,Fe)23C6 — the new mineral from the gold-platinum bearing placers of the Urals. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 127, issue 5, 26-37
        • Neiva river
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