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Borovskite

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Borovskite

Brassy borovskite inclusions in pyrrotite. FOV 1mm. Acquired from Dakota Matrix Minerals and accompanied by a Cureton Mineral Co; Khautovaara Cu-Ni Deposit, Suoyarvi, Karelia Republic, Northern Reg...

Copyright: Brent Thorne
Contribution: Stefan 2016-03-07
Locality: Khautovaara Cu-Ni-Lagerstätte / Suojarwi (Suoyarvi), Distrikt / Karelien, Republik / Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis / Russland

Collectors Summary

Color dunkelgrau-met.
Hardness (Mohs) 2.50 - 3.00
Solubility - Säuren
Crystal System kubisch, Fm3m

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Pd3SbTe4

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Antimon, Palladium, Tellur

Unit weight: 951.4351 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 8

Info

Empirical formula:

Pd3SbTe4

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Palladium

Pd

33.56

3

37.50

106.4210000

319.2630000

Antimony

Sb

12.80

1

12.50

121.7601000

121.7601000

Tellurium

Te

53.65

4

50.00

127.6030000

510.4120000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ø Pd : 32.39, Pt : 1.23, Sb : 10.98, Bi : 3.34, Te : 51.97, PLT : 33.62 (Ref: Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 1904-1974 73)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.LA.60

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
L: unklassifizierte Sulfosalze
A: ohne nennenswertes Pb (Blei)
60:Borovskit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/A.07-060

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
A: Legierungen und legierungsartige Verbindungen
7: mit Metallen der Platin-gruppe (v.a. Pd)

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.BC.280

2: SULFIDES
B: Sulfides (etc) with Me/S > 1/1 (mostly 2/1)
C: With Pd
2: Telargpalite-Sopcheite-Group (with Te)

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.08.01.07

02: Sulfide Minerals
08: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
01: Galena Group (Isometric: Fm3m)

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

dunkelgrau-met.

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

kubisch

Class (H-M)

m3m

Space Group number

225

Space Group

Fm3m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

5.794

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

1

Volumne (ų)

194.507

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.339(30),
2.902(100),
2.041(60),
1.603(30),
1.550(50),
1.297(40),
1.236(30),
1.183(40)

XRD chart Borovskite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

2.50 - 3.00

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

88 (10g)

Density (g/cm³)

8.12

8.122 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

- Säuren

Preface

Asso­cia­tions

Chalkopyrit, Temagamit, Merenskyit

Name from

Der Name ehrt Igor Borisovich Borovskii, Russischer Mikroproben-Analyst.

Author (Name, Year)

Yalovoi & Sidorov & Rudashevsky & Bud'ko, 1973

References

Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 102 (1973), 427

Other languages

German

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Spanish

Borovskita

French

Borovskite

English

Borovskite

Russian

Боровскит

Simplified Chinese

亮碲锑钯矿

Japanese

ボロボスカイト

Alternative Name

German

Borowskit

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1972-032

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Bvk

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