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Kitagohaite

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Formula:
Pt7Cu
Colour:
Greyish white
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
19.958 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named for the Kitagoha river, in the Lubero region.
Known synthetic analogue.


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Classification of KitagohaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2013

Physical Properties of KitagohaiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Greyish white
Streak:
Grey
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Comment:
The Vickers hardness is 217 kg mm−2 (VHN100)
Tenacity:
Malleable
Density:
19.958(2) g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of KitagohaiteHide

Type:
Isotropic
Colour in reflected light:
White

Chemical Properties of KitagohaiteHide

Formula:
Pt7Cu

Crystallography of KitagohaiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.7867(4) Å
Unit Cell V:
472.57 ų
Z:
4
Morphology:
Alluvial grains
Comment:
Fm3¯ m

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.871(3)
2.348(3)
2.246(100)
1.948(8)
1.377(77)
1.174(27)
1.123(31)
0.893(13)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of KitagohaiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Alluvial grains recovered together with other Pt-rich intermetallic compounds and Au.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of ‘‘Geosammlung’’, Technical University of Clausthal, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, catalogue number 11331

Synonyms of KitagohaiteHide

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 KitagohaiteHide

Reference List:
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Cabral, A.R., Skalá , R., Vymazalová, A., Kallistová, A., Lehmann, B., Jedwab, J. and Sidorinová , T. (2014) Kitagohaite, IMA 2013-114. CNMNC Newsletter No. 19, February 2014, page 169; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 165-170.
Cabral, A.R., Skála, R., Vymazalová, A., Kallistová, A., Lehmann, B., Jedwab, J., Sidorinová, T. (2014): Kitagohaite, Pt7Cu, a new mineral from the Lubero region, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 739-745

Internet Links for KitagohaiteHide

Localities for KitagohaiteHide

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- 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.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
  • Nord-Kivu
Cabral, A.R., Skalá , R., Vymazalová, A., Kallistová, A., Lehmann, B., Jedwab, J. and Sidorinová , T. (2014) Kitagohaite, IMA 2013-114. CNMNC Newsletter No. 19, February 2014, page 169; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 165-170.
Cabral A R, Skála R, Vymazalová A, Kallistová A, Lehmann B, Jedwab J, Sidorinová T (2014) Kitagohaite, Pt7Cu, a new mineral from the Lubero region, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 739-745
Finland
 
  • Lapland Region
    • Inari
      • Ivalojoki
Kari Kojonen (2012) PGE ore potential in the southwestern granulite belt of Northern Finland. Geological Survey of Finland, Report of Investigation 207 pp 64-67; Handbook of Mineralogy
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