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Wurtzite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
3.5-4
1.2 Luster
Adamantine Resinous
1.3 Cleavage
[11 2 0] and [0001]
1.4 Fracture
Uneven Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
1.5 Streak
Light Brown
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
3.83
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
(Zn,Fe)S
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
Zn0.9Fe2+0.1S
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Hexagonal
2.2.2 Space group
Hexagonal Dihexagonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (6mm) Space Group: P 63mc
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Radial clusters and colloform crusts and masses.
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Dihexagonal pyramidal (6mm)
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
96.50
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:c = 1:1.63874
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.02
Rank: 36 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.98
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
3.82
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
3.82
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
6.26
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
3.31(1), 3.13(0.86), 2.93(0.84
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
4.05
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Translucent
4.6 Luminescence
Fluorescent
4.7 Birefringence
0.022
4.8 Pleochroism
Not Available
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Sulfide mineral
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1861
5.3 Dana Class
02.08.07.01
5.4 Strunz Class
02.CB.45
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Of hydrothermal origin in veins with other sulfides.
6.2 Locality
Príbram, Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named after the French chemist, Charles A. Wurtze (1817-1884).
6.4 Color
Black, Not Available, Orange brown, Not Available, Black., Not Available, Orange brown, Not Available, Black.
6.5 Name Synonym
Radial Blende
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Wurtzite?

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 Wurtzite? Here you can know all about it. Wurtzite mineral belongs to Sulfide mineral. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Wurtzite 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 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1861. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Wurtzite has Mohs Hardness between 3.5-4.

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