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Goldamalgam Mineral Data

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General Goldamalgam Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Au,Ag)Hg
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 375.28 gm
   Silver    7.19 %  Ag
   Mercury  53.45 %  Hg
   Gold     39.36 %  Au
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Au0.75Ag0.25Hg
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the gold dominent analoge of amalgam.
 

Goldamalgam Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.01, Z = 25; V = 1,003.00 Den(Calc)= 15.53
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: I m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.22(1), 2.38(1), 1.24(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Goldamalgam

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Bronze, Brass yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 15.47
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Uneven - Uneven fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: light yellow
 

Calculated Properties of Goldamalgam

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=12.5 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Goldamalgam =15.5 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.16
Boson Index = 0.84
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGoldamalgam =1,625.90 barns/electron
U=PEGoldamalgam x rElectron Density=20319.52 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Goldamalgam is Not Radioactive
 

Goldamalgam Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 01.00.00.00 (01)Native Elements
  (01.00)Without Dana Classification Numbers
  (01.00.00)Amalgam Alloys
 
01.00.00.00 Antitaenite* gamma-Fe3Ni Unk Cubic
 
01.00.00.00 Goldamalgam* (Au,Ag)Hg I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.00.00.00 IMA2007-036 TiFeSi2 Pbam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.00.00.00 Rhenium* Re P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.00.00.00 Tantalum* Ta I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.00.00.00 Titanium* Ti P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.00.00.00 Tongxinite* Cu2Zn Unk Cubic
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AD.20b 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.20b Goldamalgam* (Au,Ag)Hg I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Goldamalgam Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Goldamalgam :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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(Au,Ag)Hg
Dana No: 01.00.00.00 Strunz No: 01.AD.20b
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