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Isovite

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


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Classification of IsoviteHide

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

Physical Properties of IsoviteHide

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

Optical Data of IsoviteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of IsoviteHide

Formula:
(Cr,Fe)23C6

Crystallography of IsoviteHide

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

Type Occurrence of IsoviteHide

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.

Synonyms of IsoviteHide

Other Language Names for IsoviteHide

German:Isovit
Spanish:Isovita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.BA.05CoheniteFe3COrth.
1.BA.10Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.BA.15TongbaiteCr3C2Orth.
1.BA.20Khamrabaevite(Ti,V,Fe)C
1.BA.20Niobocarbide(Nb,Ta)CIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.BA.20TantalcarbideTaCIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.BA.25QusongiteWCHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
1.BA.30YarlongiteCr4Fe4NiC4Hex. 6mm : P63mc

Other InformationHide

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 IsoviteHide

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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

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Localities for IsoviteHide

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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.
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
        • Nizhnii Tagil
          • Neiva River
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