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Tantalcarbide Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
6-7
1.2 Luster
Sub Metallic
1.3 Cleavage
Not Available
1.4 Fracture
Not Available
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
11.90
Rank: 24 (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Brittle
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
TaC
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
TaC
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Isometric
2.2.2 Space group
Isometric Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Granular, Tabular
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Hexoctahedral (m3m)
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
192.96
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
Not Available
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
1.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
4.45
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
4.45
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
Not Available
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
14.50
Rank: 21 (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Opaque
4.6 Luminescence
Not Available
4.7 Birefringence
0
4.8 Pleochroism
Not Available
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Carbide mineral
5.2 IMA Status
Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
5.3 Dana Class
01.01.19.04
5.4 Strunz Class
01.BA.20
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Platiniferous placers
6.2 Locality
The mineral was discovered in the Nizhnetagilsky District in the Middle Urals, Russia, in a collection made by P. Walther at the beginning of the 20th century. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
The name reflects its composition: tantalum and carbon.
6.4 Color
Yellow, Gray, Yellow, Brown, Yellow gray., bronze, Yellow brown
6.5 Name Synonym
Not Available
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Tantalcarbide?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Tantalcarbide? Here you can know all about it. Tantalcarbide mineral belongs to Carbide mineral. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Tantalcarbide and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added). Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Tantalcarbide has Mohs Hardness between 6-7.

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