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Bilibinskite Mineral Data

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General Bilibinskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Au3Cu2PbTe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,180.39 gm
   Copper     10.77 %  Cu
   Tellurium  21.62 %  Te
   Lead       17.55 %  Pb
   Gold       50.06 %  Au
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Au3Cu2PbTe2
Help on Environment: Environment: Weathering zone of gold-telluride deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Far Eastern region, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Yuri A. Bilibin (1902-1952), Russian geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bilibinskite + Pronunciation Say BILIBINSKITE
 

Bilibinskite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.19, Z = 4; V = 549.35 Den(Calc)= 14.27
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.37(1), 1.232(0.8), 2.05(0.7),
 

Physical Properties of Bilibinskite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Bronze brown, Light brown, Pink brown.
Help on Density: Density: 14.27
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: brown
 

Calculated Properties of Bilibinskite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=11.6 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Bilibinskite =14.3 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.05
Boson Index = 0.95
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBilibinskite =1,253.14 barns/electron
U=PEBilibinskite x rElectron Density=14573.81 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Bilibinskite is Not Radioactive
 

Bilibinskite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.01.06.01 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.01)where Am Xp, with m:p>3:1
  (02.01.06)Dana Group
 
02.01.06.01 Bilibinskite Au3Cu2PbTe2 Unk Cubic
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BA.55 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BA -With Cu, Ag, Au
 
02.BA.55 Bilibinskite Au3Cu2PbTe2 Unk Cubic
 

Other Bilibinskite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Bilibinskite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Bilibinskite

Au3Cu2PbTe2
Dana No: 02.01.06.01 Strunz No: 02.BA.55
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