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General Borovskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd3SbTe4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 951.41 gm
   Antimony   12.80 %  Sb
   Tellurium  53.65 %  Te
   Palladium  33.56 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd3SbTe4
Help on Environment: Environment: In massive pentlandite-chalcopyrite-pyrrhotite ores of hydrothermal origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Khautovaarsk Cu-Ni deposit, Karelian ASSR, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Igor Borisovich Borovskii, Russian pioneer in microprobe analysis.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Borovskite + Pronunciation Say BOROVSKITE

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  Borovskite   Temagamite   Merenskyite

Comments: Borovskite (Bvk) - temagamite (Tmg) - merenskyite (Mrk) composite grain included in chalcopyrite (Ccp). (CanMin, v 42, p 674).
Location: McBratney high-grade PGE-Au occurrence, Bear Lake mafic unit, Proterozoic Flin Flon greenstone belt, Manitoba, Canada. Scale: See Image.
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Borovskite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.794, Z = 1; V = 194.51 Den(Calc)= 8.12
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.902(1), 2.041(0.6), 1.55(0.5),

Physical Properties of Borovskite

Help on Color: Color: Dark gray.
Help on Density: Density: 8.12
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Borovskite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Isotropic to slightly anisotropic.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.

Calculated Properties of Borovskite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.78 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Borovskite =8.12 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.11
Boson Index = 0.89
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBorovskite = 326.37 barns/electron
U=PEBorovskite x rElectron Density=2,211.68 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Borovskite is Not Radioactive

Borovskite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.08)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.08.01)Galena Group (Isometric: Fm3m) Galena PbS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Clausthalite PbSe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Altaite PbTe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Alabandite MnS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Oldhamite (Ca,Mg,Fe)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Niningerite (Mg,Fe,Mn)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Borovskite Pd3SbTe4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Crerarite (Pt,Pb)Bi3(S,Se)4-x(x~0.7) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Keilite! (Fe,Mn,Mg,Ca,Cr)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.LA.60 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.L - Unclassified Sulfosalts
  02.LA -Without essential Pb
02.LA.60 Borovskite Pd3SbTe4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Borovskite 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 Borovskite :
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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