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Cabriite Mineral Data

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General Cabriite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd2SnCu
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 395.10 gm
   Copper     16.08 %  Cu
   Tin        30.05 %  Sn
   Palladium  53.87 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd2SnCu
Help on Environment: Environment: In massive mooihoekite ore, also in galena-chalcopyrite veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Oktyabr mine, Noril'sk region, western Siberia, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Louis J. Cabri, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, describer of a number of platinum group minerals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cabriite Say CABRIITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1985-057

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  Cabriite   Sperrylite

Comments: Small crystal of dull gray cabriite on a larger tin-white sperrylite crystal.
Location: Dzhezhazgan, Kazakhstan. Scale: Crystal size 1.5 mm.
© John Veevaert

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  Cabriite   Sperrylite

Comments: Polished section (PPL) image of a ovoid grain of cabriite (Ca) rimmed by native silver (Ag) in a matrix of brownish cubanite (Cu), with tawny chalcopyrite (Cp). Surrounded on three sides by coarse, millimetric crystals of sperrylite (Sp).
Location: Noril’sk-Talnakh mining district of northwestern Russia. (CanMin, v40:473). Scale: Feld of view 1.2 mm.
© Canadian Mineralogist

Cabriite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1:1:0.5
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.88, b = 7.88, c = 3.94, Z = 4; V = 244.65 Den(Calc)= 10.73
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P mmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.29(1), 2.17(0.9), 1.23(0.8),

Physical Properties of Cabriite

Help on Color: Color: Gray white.
Help on Density: Density: 10.7
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Cabriite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong, in grayish brown to golden colors.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Pink with slight lilac tint.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Detectable.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Cabriite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 440 nm   42.50   44.50 
 460 nm   42.40   45.10 
 480 nm   42.50   46.50 
 500 nm   43.20   48.30 
 520 nm   44.00   50.20 
 540 nm   45.00   52.00 
 560 nm   46.00   54.00 
 580 nm   47.80   56.00 
 600 nm   49.00   58.20 
 620 nm   51.00   60.40 
 640 nm   53.30   63.00 
 660 nm   56.00   65.50 
 680 nm   58.30   68.00 
 700 nm   61.10   70.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Cabriite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Cabriite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=9.29 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Cabriite =10.7 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.17
Boson Index = 0.83
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECabriite = 233.56 barns/electron
U=PECabriite x rElectron Density=2,169.28 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Cabriite is Not Radioactive

Cabriite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.08)Dana Group Cabriite Pd2SnCu P mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.30 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AG -PGE-metal alloys
01.AG.30 Cabriite Pd2SnCu P mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Cabriite 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 Cabriite :
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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