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General Borishanskiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd1+x(As,Pb)2, x = 0-0.2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 333.04 gm
   Arsenic    33.74 %  As
   Palladium  35.15 %  Pd
   Lead       31.11 %  Pb
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd1.1As1.5Pb0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: In massive and disseminated Cu-Ni sulfide ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Oktyabr mine, Talnakh area, Noril'sk region, western, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For S.S. Borishanski, Soviet mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Borishanskiite + Pronunciation Say BORISHANSKIITE

Borishanskiite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.8329:1:1.2366
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.18, b = 8.62, c = 10.66, Z = 12; V = 659.76 Den(Calc)= 10.06
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: Ccm21
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.65(1), 2.16(0.9), 2.5(0.6),

Physical Properties of Borishanskiite

Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Borishanskiite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Barely noticeable to moderate, in yellowish gray tones.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray white.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Borishanskiite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 430 nm   53.20   51.60 
 460 nm   54.60   54.10 
 490 nm   55.20   55.80 
 520 nm   56.20   56.00 
 550 nm   57.00   56.60 
 580 nm   57.80   57.30 
 610 nm   58.70   58.30 
 640 nm   59.80   59.30 
 670 nm   60.60   60.10 
 700 nm   61.70   61.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Borishanskiite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Borishanskiite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=8.52 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Borishanskiite =10.1 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.14
Boson Index = 0.86
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBorishanskiite = 676.02 barns/electron
U=PEBorishanskiite x rElectron Density=5,762.53 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Borishanskiite is Not Radioactive

Borishanskiite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.16)Dana Group Borishanskiite Pd1x(As,Pb)2,x=0-0.2 Ccm21 mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.AC.45c 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.A - Simple Sulfides, Selenides, etc
  02.AC -Alloys of metalloids with PGE
02.AC.45c Borishanskiite Pd1x(As,Pb)2,x=0-0.2 Ccm21 mm2

Other Borishanskiite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Borishanskiite :
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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