Oulankaite is named after the Oulanka river, where it was first discovered.
Properties of Oulankaite
The key physical properties of Oulankaite are as below:
- Cell Data
- Crystal Data
- Crystals – subhedral crystals, occurs as crystals that tend to exhibit a recognizable crystalline structure
- X-ray diffraction: 2.472(1), 2.26(0.9), 2.022(0.6)
- Chemical Composition
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- Estimated Properties
||Bulk density (electron density)= 9.36 g/cm3
note: Specific gravity of Oulankaite = 10.9 g/cm3
||PEOulankaite = 457.19 barns/electron
U=PEOulankaite x ρelectron density= 4280.02 barns/cm3
||Fermion index = 0.16
Boson index = 0.84
|GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Oulankaite is not radioactive
How to Identify Oulankaite
Oulankaite appears in the form of opaque rose or violet rose crystals. It exhibits a metallic lustre and is non-luminescent by nature. Its hardness ranges between 3.5 and 4.
Oulankaite is only known to occur in Russia, in the Karelia Republic, Northern Karelia, as part of the Oulanka plutonic complex.