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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

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Borovskite

Pd3SbTe4

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

2.LA.60

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Telargpalite

(Pd,Ag)3(Te,Bi,Pb)

kubisch : 43m : F43m

II/A.07-010

Keithconnite

Pd20Te7

trigonal : 3 : R3

II/A.07-020

Telluropalladinite

Pd9Te4

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

II/A.07-030

Kojonenite

Pd7-xSnTe2 {0.3 ≤ x ≤ 0.8}

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mmm

II/A.07-032

Oulankaite

Pd5Cu4SnTe2S2

II/A.07-035

Sopcheite

Ag4Pd3Te4

orthorhombisch : mmm : Cmca

II/A.07-040

Temagamite

Pd3HgTe3

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

II/A.07-050

Borovskite

Pd3SbTe4

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

II/A.07-060

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Telargpalite

(Pd,Ag)3(Te,Bi,Pb)

kubisch : 43m : F43m

2.BC.200

Keithconnite

Pd20Te7

trigonal : 3 : R3

2.BC.210

Vasilite

(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7

kubisch : 43m : I43m

2.BC.220

Telluropalladinite

Pd9Te4

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

2.BC.230

Sopcheite

Ag4Pd3Te4

orthorhombisch : mmm : Cmca

2.BC.240

Temagamite

Pd3HgTe3

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.BC.260

Tischendorfite

Pd8Hg3Se9

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmn

2.BC.265

Chrisstanleyite

Ag2Pd3Se4

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

2.BC.270

Jagüéite

Cu2Pd3Se4

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

2.BC.275

Borovskite

Pd3SbTe4

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

2.BC.280

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Galena

PbS

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.01

Clausthalite

PbSe

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.02

Altaite

PbTe

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.03

Alabandite

MnS

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.04

Oldhamite

(Ca,Mg,Fe,Mn)S

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.05

Niningerite

(Mg,Fe2+,Mn)S

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.06

Borovskite

Pd3SbTe4

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.07

Crerarite

(Pt,Pb)Bi3(S,Se)4-x

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.08

Keilite

(Fe,Mg,Mn,Ca,Cr)S

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

02.08.01.09

Sphalerite

(Zn,Fe)S

kubisch : 43m : F43m

02.08.02.01

Stilleite

ZnSe

kubisch : 43m : F43m

02.08.02.02

Metacinnabar

HgS

kubisch : 43m : F43m

02.08.02.03

Tiemannite

HgSe

kubisch : 43m : F43m

02.08.02.04

Coloradoite

HgTe

kubisch : 43m : F43m

02.08.02.05

Hawleyite

CdS

kubisch : 43m : F43m

02.08.02.06

Polhemusite

(Zn,Hg)S

02.08.03.01

Xingzhongite

(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.08.04.01

Cooperite

PtS

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P42/mmc

02.08.05.01

Vysotskite

(Pd,Ni)S

tetragonal : 4/m : P42/m

02.08.05.02

Braggite

(Pt,Pd,Ni)S

tetragonal : 4/m : P42/m

02.08.05.03

Polarite

Pd(Pb,Bi)

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Ccm21

02.08.06.01

Greenockite

CdS

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

02.08.07.02

Cadmoselite

CdSe

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

02.08.07.03

Rambergite

gamma-MnS

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

02.08.07.04

Hypercinnabar

HgS

02.08.08.01

Alternative Name

German

Borowskit

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1972-032

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Bvk

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