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Isomertieite Mineral Data

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General Isomertieite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd11Sb2As2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,563.96 gm
   Antimony   15.57 %  Sb
   Arsenic     9.58 %  As
   Palladium  74.85 %  Pd
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd11Sb2As2
Help on Environment: Environment: In heavy-metal concentrates from Precambrian iron-precious metal deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: From Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For its structural and compositional relationship to mertieite-I.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Isomertieite + Pronunciation Say ISOMERTIEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Guanglinite
 

Isomertieite Image

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  Isomertieite   Arsenopalladinite   Gold   Bornite

Comments: Light grayish grain of intimately intergrown isomertieite and arsenopalladinite (in the center of the picture), with pale yellow gold and brownish to violet bornite. Polished section (from microprobe analysis) in reflected light.
Location: Noril'sk, Putoran Mts, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 0.1 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Isomertieite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.283, Z = 8; V = 1,853.16 Den(Calc)= 11.21
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.167(1), 2.356(0.9), 0.86(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Isomertieite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Silver white.
Help on Density: Density: 10.33
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5 - Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Isomertieite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak in shades of dull brown.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Pale yellow white.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Isomertieite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   42.80   
 420 nm   43.20 
 440 nm   44.05 
 460 nm   45.50 
 470 nm   46.40 
 480 nm   47.30 
 500 nm   49.40 
 520 nm   51.50 
 540 nm   53.50 
 546 nm   54.00 
 560 nm   54.95 
 580 nm   56.20 
 589 nm   56.80 
 600 nm   57.35 
 620 nm   58.40 
 640 nm   59.20 
 650 nm   59.45 
 660 nm   59.70 
 680 nm   60.20 
 700 nm   60.70 
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Isomertieite in Oil
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   29.40   
 420 nm   30.00 
 440 nm   31.00 
 460 nm   32.40 
 470 nm   33.30 
 480 nm   34.30 
 500 nm   36.40 
 520 nm   38.50 
 540 nm   40.50 
 546 nm   40.90 
 560 nm   42.10 
 580 nm   43.30 
 589 nm   43.95 
 600 nm   44.55 
 620 nm   45.65 
 640 nm   46.40 
 650 nm   46.65 
 660 nm   47.00 
 680 nm   47.45 
 700 nm   47.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Isomertieite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Isomertieite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=9.66 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Isomertieite =11.2 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.16
Boson Index = 0.84
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEIsomertieite = 241.98 barns/electron
U=PEIsomertieite x rElectron Density=2,337.98 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Isomertieite is Not Radioactive
 

Isomertieite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.16.02.01 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.16)with miscellaneous formulae
  (02.16.02)Dana Group
 
02.16.02.01 Isomertieite Pd11Sb2As2 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.16.02.02 Miessiite! Pd11Te2Se2 F d3m 2/m 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.AC.15a 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.15a Isomertieite Pd11Sb2As2 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.AC.15a Miessiite! Pd11Te2Se2 F d3m 2/m 3
 

Other Isomertieite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(CanMin, v45:1221)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Isomertieite :
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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Pd11Sb2As2
Dana No: 02.16.02.01 Strunz No: 02.AC.15a
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