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Tungsten

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Formula:
W
System:IsometricColour:grey
Isostructural with:Iron
This page provides mineralogical data about Tungsten.

Classification of Tungsten

IMA status:Approved 2011
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:1.AE.05

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
E : Iron-chromium family
Dana 7th edition ID:1.1.38.1
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Type Occurrence of Tungsten

Type Locality:River Bol'shaya Pol'ya, Subarctic Urals, Urals Region, Russia

Physical Properties of Tungsten

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:grey

Crystallography of Tungsten

Crystal System:Isometric
Comment:body centred cubic

Chemical Properties of Tungsten

Formula:
W
Essential elements:W
All elements listed in formula:W

Relationship of Tungsten to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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1.AE.05Molybdenum
Mo
1.AE.05Chromium
Cr
1.AE.05Iron
Fe
1.AE.05Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.05UM2001-06-E:CrFeNi
Fe
 
7
Cr
 
2
Ni
1.AE.10Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.10Tetrataenite
FeNi
1.AE.10Antitaenite
Fe
 
3
Ni
1.AE.15Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.AE.15Ferchromide
Cr
 
3
Fe
 
1-x
1.AE.15Wairauite
CoFe
1.AE.20Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.AE.25Jedwabite
Fe
 
7
(Ta,Nb)
 
3
1.AE.30Manganese
Mn

Other Names for Tungsten

Synonyms:
IMA2011-004
Other Languages:
Russian:Вольфрам
Simplified Chinese:自然钨

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 Tungsten

Reference List:

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M.I. Novgorodova et al. (1995) A native wolfram with inclusions of yttrium oxide from an alluvium of Bol’shaja Pol’ja river (Prepolar Ural). Doklady RAN, 340, N5, 681-684 (in Russ.).

Doklady Akademii Nauk R (2000): 373, 523-526.

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  • Localities for Tungsten

    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.
    Australia
     
    • Western Australia
      • Ashburton Shire
        • Nanutarra Station
    www.australian-shares.com/mining/ZNC-Zenith exploration company report to the Australian share market
    China
     
    • Shandong Province
      • Linyi Prefecture
        • Yimeng Mtns (Yimeng Shan)
          • Mengyin Co.
            • Mengyin Kimberlite field
              • Changma Kimberlite belt
                • Wangcun deposit
    Gorshkov, A.I., Titkov, S.V., Yan Nan Bao, Ryabchikov, I.D., and Magazina, L.O. (2006): Geology of Ore Deposits 48(4), 326-334.
    • Tibet Autonomous Region
      • Shannan Prefecture (Lhokha Prefecture; Lhoka Prefecture)
        • Qusum Co. (Qusong Co.)
    Wenji Bai, Jingsui Yang, Qingsong Fang, Binggan Yan, and Zhongming Zhang (2001): Earth Science Frontiers 8(3), 111-121
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
        • Irkutskaya Oblast'
          • Bodaibo
            • Lena Gold District
              • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
    Keren Tan (1998): Gold Science and Technology 6(4), 29-37
      • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
        • Olekma area
    Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2012)
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Kamchatka Oblast'
        • Tolbachik volcano
    Doklady Akad. Nauk (2000), V 373, N 6, August-September. p. 997
      • Primorskiy Kray
        • Khanka Lake
    V.V. Seredin data; [AmMin 84:992]
    • Urals Region
      • Subarctic Urals
    M.I. Novgorodova e.a. (1995) A native wolfram with inclusions of yttrium oxide from an alluvium of Bol’shaja Pol’ja river (Prepolar Ural)” - Doklady RAN, 340, N5, pp. 681-684 (in Rus.).
    • Western-Siberian Region
      • Prepolar Ural
        • Tyumenskaya Oblast'
          • Khanty-Mansi Okrug (Khanty Mansiysk)
            • Saranpaul
    Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
    The Moon
     
    • Mare Crisium
    Kartashov P.M., Mokhov A.V., e.a. (2010) Mineral phases on the fracture of a glass particle and in the fines of a Luna-24 regolith sample, - Petrology, 18(1), pp. 107-125.
    • Mare Fecunditatis
    Mokhov A.V., Kartashov P.M., Bogatikov O.A. (2007) Moon under a microscope, - Moscow, Nauka, p.128 (in Russian)
    USA
     
    • North Carolina
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