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Specific Gravity:
9.41 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
For its chemical composition, nickel (Ni) and tin (Sn).
Isostructural with:
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Classification of NisniteHide

Approval Year:

1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group

Physical Properties of NisniteHide

None Observed
9.41 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of NisniteHide


Crystallography of NisniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
P4/m 3 2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.7349(6) Å
Unit Cell V:
52.10 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.728 Å(27)
2.639 Å(22)
2.155 Å(100)
1.867 Å(45)
1.671 Å(10)
1.525 Å(6)
1.320 Å(25)
1.127 Å(22)

Type Occurrence of NisniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
striated, blocky and square to rectangular tabular crystals of up to 100 μm in length, with groupings of ≤1 mm growing on heazlewoodite. Crystal groupings exhibit a boxwork-like habit.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Canadian Museum of Nature CMNMC 86097
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of NisniteHide

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m,V,Fe)CIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

Other InformationHide

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 NisniteHide

Reference List:
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Rowe, R., Grice, J. D., Poirier, G., Stanley, C. J., & Horváth, L. (2011). Nisnite, Ni3Sn, a New Nickel Mineral Species from the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec. The Canadian Mineralogist, 49(2), 651-656.

Internet Links for NisniteHide

Localities for NisniteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • La Paz
    • Pedro Domingo Murillo Province
      • Incachaca reservoir
Hatløy, S. (2013). From cold to hot: post-Hirnantian sedimentary basins in Bolivia-A source rock for hydrocarbon deposits in the Andes?–A case study of the Uncía and Catavi formations. MS Thesis University of Stavanger.
Canada (TL)
  • Québec
    • Estrie
      • Les Sources RCM
        • Asbestos
ROWE, R., GRICE, J.D., POIRIER, G., STANLEY, C.J., & HORVÁTH, L. (2011) Nisnite, Ni3Sn, a new nickel mineral species from the Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 651-656. ROWE, R., GRICE, J.D., POIRIER, G., STANLEY, C.J. and HORVÁTH, L. (2011) Nisnite, Ni3Sn, a new nickel mineral species from the Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 651-656.
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Bouches-du-Rhône
      • Aix-en-Provence
        • Peyrolles-en-Provence
Johan, Z., Ohnenstetter, M., Fisher, W., Amossé, J. (1990): Platinum-group minerals from the Durance River alluvium, France. Mineral. Petrology: 42: 287 -306; in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1991): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 76: 1439
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