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General Eugenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag9Hg2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,371.99 gm
   Silver   70.76 %  Ag
   Mercury  29.24 %  Hg
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag9Hg2
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Sieroszowice copper mine, Lubin-Sieroszowice distr., Poland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Eugen Friedrich Stumpfl (1931-), Mineralogist, Mining University Leoben, Austria.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Eugenite Say EUGENITE

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Comments: Metallic, silvery eugenite.
Location: Copiap├│, Atacama, Chile. Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

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Comments: Brassy, silvery eugenite alteration of leaf silver to 4mm.
Location: Elisa de Bordos mine, Copiap├│, Atacama Province, Chile. Scale: Picture size 1 cm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Eugenite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.02, Z = 4; V = 1,006.01 Den(Calc)= 9.06
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hextetrahedral H-M Symbol (4 3m) Space Group: I 43m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.37(1), 0.95(0.8), 2.1(0.8),

Physical Properties of Eugenite

Help on Color: Color: Silver white.
Help on Density: Density: 10.75
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: metallic

Calculated Properties of Eugenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.70 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Eugenite =9.06 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEEugenite = 676.73 barns/electron
U=PEEugenite x rElectron Density=5,210.60 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Eugenite is Not Radioactive

Eugenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.08)Silver Amalgam Alloys Amalgam* Ag2Hg3 Unk Cubic Moschellandsbergite Ag2Hg3 I m3m 4/m 3 2/m Schachnerite Ag1.1Hg0.9 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Paraschachnerite Ag3Hg2 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m Luanheite Ag3Hg P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Eugenite Ag9Hg2 I 43m 4 3m Weishanite (Au,Ag)3Hg2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AD.15c 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AD -Mercury-amalgam family
01.AD.15c Eugenite Ag9Hg2 I 43m 4 3m

Other Eugenite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(37th List of New Min.,Min. Mag.,1996)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Eugenite :
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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Dana No: Strunz No: 01.AD.15c





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