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Dienerite

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Colour:
White with tinge of gray
Name:
For Austrian paleontologist, Professor Karl Diener (1862–1928), who found the mineral.
Originally reported from Radstadt, Salzburg, Austria.




Classification of Dienerite

Discredited
2/A.04-10

2 : Sulphides
A : Alloys and alloy-like compounds, with Cu, Ag, Au and Ni
04 : Dienerite - Maucherite series
3.11.24

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
11 : Sulphides etc. of Ni

Physical Properties of Dienerite

Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
White with tinge of gray

Other Language Names for Dienerite

German:Dienerit
Simplified Chinese:白砷镍矿
Spanish:Dienerita

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Sobolevskite2 photos of Dienerite associated with Sobolevskite on mindat.org.
Stannopalladinite2 photos of Dienerite associated with Stannopalladinite on mindat.org.
Tetraferroplatinum2 photos of Dienerite associated with Tetraferroplatinum on mindat.org.
Urvantsevite1 photo of Dienerite associated with Urvantsevite on mindat.org.
Sperrylite1 photo of Dienerite associated with Sperrylite on mindat.org.
Gold1 photo of Dienerite associated with Gold on mindat.org.
Tetra-auricupride1 photo of Dienerite associated with Tetra-auricupride on mindat.org.
Polarite1 photo of Dienerite associated with Polarite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping (8th Edition)

2/A.04-20OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
2/A.04-30MaucheriteNi11As8

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

3.11.1HeazlewooditeNi3S2
3.11.2Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
3.11.3MilleriteNiS
3.11.4PolydymiteNi2+Ni3+2S4
3.11.5VaesiteNiS2
3.11.6ShanditeNi3Pb2S2
3.11.7DonharrisiteNi3HgS3
3.11.8ViolariteFe2+Ni3+2S4
3.11.9Pentlandite(Fe,Ni)9S8
3.11.10Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
3.11.11SiegeniteCoNi2S4
3.11.12FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4
3.11.13Villamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
3.11.14Mäkineniteγ-NiSe
3.11.15Sederholmitebeta-NiSe
3.11.16TrüstedtiteNi3Se4
3.11.17WilkmaniteNi3Se4
3.11.18KulleruditeNiSe2
3.11.19Penroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
3.11.20TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
3.11.21ImgreiteNiTe (?)
3.11.22MeloniteNiTe2
3.11.23KitkaiteNiTeSe
3.11.25OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
3.11.26MaucheriteNi11As8
3.11.27NickelineNiAs
3.11.28RammelsbergiteNiAs2
3.11.29PararammelsbergiteNiAs2
3.11.30Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
3.11.31OregoniteNi2FeAs2
3.11.32Westerveldite(Fe,Ni,Co)As
3.11.33Langisite(Co,Ni)As
3.11.34GersdorffiteNiAsS
3.11.35JolliffeiteNiAsSe
3.11.36BreithauptiteNiSb
3.11.38UllmanniteNiSbS
3.11.39Willyamite(Co,Ni)SbS

Other Information

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 Dienerite

Reference List:
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Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 175.
P. Bayliss (2001): Dienerite - a mystification. Mineralogical Magazine, 65, 685–687.

Internet Links for Dienerite

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