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Skaergaardite

Collectors Summary

Color stahlgrau mit bronze Farbton
Streak color schwarz
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 4.5
Cleavages keine
Crystal System kubisch, Pm3m

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

PdCu

Addi­tional chem. informa­tion

CsCl Struktur

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Kupfer, Palladium

Unit weight: 169.9673 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 2

Info

Empirical formula:

PdCu

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Copper

Cu

37.39

1

50.00

63.5463000

63.5463000

Palladium

Pd

62.61

1

50.00

106.4210000

106.4210000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Pt : 1.12, Pd : 58.94, Au : 2.23, Cu : 29.84, Fe : 3.85, Zn : 1.46, Sn : 1.08 (Ref: Mineralogical Magazine 2004)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

1.AG.45

1: Elemente (Metalle, intermetallische Legierungen, Metalloide u. Nichtmetalle, Carbide, Silicide, Nitride u. Phosphide)
A: Metalle und intermetallische Legierungen
G: PGE(Platin-Gruppen-Elemente)-Metall-Legierungen
45:Skaergaardit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

I/A.14-100

I: ELEMENTE
A: Metalle und intermetallische Verbindungen
14: Platinmetalle und Platin-Eisen-Verbindungen, Verbindungen mit Zinn/Blei und Verwandte

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

1.AH.250

1: ELEMENTS
A: Metals, Intermetallic Compounds, and Alloys
H: PGE Alloys

Dana 8th edi­tion

01.02.13.01

01: Native Elements and Alloys
02: Native Elements with platinum group metals and alloys
13: CsCl structure (Pm3m)

IMA sta­tus

anerkannt 2003

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

stahlgrau mit bronze Farbton

Streak color

schwarz

Change in color

Reflektiertes Licht: cremfarben bis leuchtend weiß, isotropisch, ohne interne Reflektionen

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

opak

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Reflec­tiv­ity: (Lambda nm) ↓, ↑, Ø

(470) 58.7, -, 58.7
(546) 62.6, -, 62.6
(589) 64.1, -, 64.1
(650) 65.3, -, 65.3

Reflection chart Skaergaardite

Reflec­tiv­ity Ø

62.68

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

kubisch

Class (H-M)

m3m

Space Group number

221

Space Group

Pm3m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

3.001

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)

27.027

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

2.122(100), 1.500 (30), 1.225(70), 1.061(40), 0.9491(50), 0.8021(60)

Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

4.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

257 (25g)

Density (g/cm³)

10.64 (berechnet)

10.442 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleav­ages

keine

Tenac­ity

schneidbar

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Rudashevsky & McDonald & Cabri & Nielsen & Stanley & Kretzer & Rudashe

References

Mineralogical Magazine 68 (2004), 615.

Canadian Mineralogist 43 (2005), 637.

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French

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Russian

Скаергаардит

Russian

Скергаардит

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 2003-049

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Skg

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