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Zaccariniite

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Federica Zaccarini
Formula:
RhNiAs
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Crystal 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.


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Classification of ZaccariniiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2011

Physical Properties of ZaccariniiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=166 - 286 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed

Chemical Properties of ZaccariniiteHide

Formula:
RhNiAs
IMA Formula:
RhNiAs

Crystallography of ZaccariniiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P4/nmm
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.5496(1) Å, c = 6.1578(2) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.735
Unit Cell V:
77.59 ų
Z:
2
Morphology:
Anhedral grains.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
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)

Type Occurrence of ZaccariniiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Anhedral grains (1–20 μm in size) intergrown with garutiite.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum of Leoben, Peter Tunner Strasse 5, Leoben, Austria, catalogue number 8241
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of ZaccariniiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Garutiite1 photo of Zaccariniite associated with Garutiite on mindat.org.

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 ZaccariniiteHide

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.

Internet Links for ZaccariniiteHide

Localities for ZaccariniiteHide

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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
      • Les Appalaches RCM
        • Thetford Mines
Corrivaux, L., Laflamme, J.H.G. (1990): Mineralogy of platinum-group elements in chromitites in ophiolites at Thetford mines, Quebec. Can. Mineral.: 28: 579-595 (in French, with English abstract); in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1991): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 76: 1437
Dominican Republic (TL)
 
  • 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.
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Eastern Bushveld Complex
      • Lydenburg
Rudashevsky, N.S., Avdontsev, S.N., Dneprovskaya, M.B. (1992): Evolution of PGE mineralization in hortonolitic dunites of the Mooihoek and Onverwacht pipes, Bushveld Complex. Mineral. Petrol.: 47: 37-54; in: Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J. (1993): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 78: 1111
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