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Jagueite Mineral Data

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General Jagueite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2Pd3Se4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 768.13 gm
   Copper     15.80 %  Cu
   Silver      1.54 %  Ag
   Palladium  42.26 %  Pd
   Selenium   40.40 %  Se
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.91Ag0.11Pd3.05Se3.93
Help on Environment: Environment: Telethermal selenide vein-type deposit. Cu-analogue of Chrisstanleyite; structure determined
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: El Chire prospect, Los Llantenes District of La Rioja Province, Argentina. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the small village of Jague, which is located in the homonymous "Bolson de Jague" (depression of Jague).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2002-060
 

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  Jagueite

Comments: Polished section (oil-immersion, plain polarized on left, cross-polarized on right) showing lobate grains of chrisstanleyite (Chr), replaced by jaguéite (Jag), with tiemannite (Tie). The jaguéite twinning is evident by banding in both images.
Location: El Chire prospect, Los Llantenes District of La Rioja Province, Argentina.. Scale: Picture size 150 µm.
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Jagueite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5723:1:0.632
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.672, b = 9.91, c = 6.264, Z = 2; beta = 115.4° V = 318.06 Den(Calc)= 8.02
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.676(1)(121), 2.63(0.64)(122), 1.92(0.36)(123), 2.508(0.31)(202), 2.269(0.27)(041), 1.95(0.27)(122), 1.866(0.24)(241), 2.759(0.23)(1
 

Physical Properties of Jagueite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Silvery gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes
Help on Habit: Habit: Intergrown Crystals - Occurs as intergrown crystalline aggregates
Help on Habit: Habit: Twinning Common - Crystals are usually twinned.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Optical Properties of Jagueite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Moderate.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: Weak to moderate in air, distinct in oil.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Creamy yellowish with no internal reflections.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Light buff to creamy buff.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Jagueite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   36.10   46.00 
   
 420 nm   37.50   46.90 
 440 nm   39.00   48.00 
 460 nm   40.50   49.20 
 470 nm   41.00   50.10 
 480 nm   41.70   50.60 
 500 nm   42.80   51.50 
 520 nm   43.50   51.80 
 540 nm   44.00   51.80 
 546 nm   44.10   51.80 
 560 nm   44.40   51.80 
 580 nm   44.60   51.70 
 589 nm   44.60   51.70 
 600 nm   44.70   51.80 
 620 nm   45.00   51.90 
 640 nm   45.10   52.00 
 650 nm   45.10   52.00 
 660 nm   45.30   52.00 
 680 nm   45.60   52.10 
 700 nm   45.80   52.30 
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Jagueite in Oil
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   23.70   28.50 
   
 420 nm   24.50   29.60 
 440 nm   25.80   30.60 
 460 nm   26.70   31.70 
 470 nm   27.00   31.90 
 480 nm   27.60   32.30 
 500 nm   28.20   33.00 
 520 nm   28.70   33.50 
 540 nm   29.20   33.80 
 546 nm   29.20   33.80 
 560 nm   29.30   33.70 
 580 nm   29.40   33.70 
 589 nm   29.40   33.70 
 600 nm   29.70   33.70 
 620 nm   29.90   33.70 
 640 nm   30.10   34.00 
 650 nm   30.20   34.10 
 660 nm   30.30   34.20 
 680 nm   30.40   34.30 
 700 nm   30.70   34.30 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Jagueite in Air
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Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Jagueite in Oil
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Calculated Properties of Jagueite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.98 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Jagueite =8.02 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.12
Boson Index = 0.88
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEJagueite = 145.74 barns/electron
U=PEJagueite x rElectron Density=1,017.95 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Jagueite is Not Radioactive
 

Jagueite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.16.10.03 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.16)with miscellaneous formulae
  (02.16.10)Chrisstanleyite Group
 
02.16.10.01 Sopcheite Ag4Pd3Te4 Unk Ortho
 
02.16.10.02 Chrisstanleyite! Ag2Pd3Se4 P 21/c 2/m
 
02.16.10.03 Jagueite! Cu2Pd3Se4 P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BC.15 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BC -With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.
 
02.BC.15 Chrisstanleyite! Ag2Pd3Se4 P 21/c 2/m
 
02.BC.15 Jagueite! Cu2Pd3Se4 P 21/c 2/m
 

Other Jagueite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMin, 42:1745) PHYS. PROP.(CanMin, 42:1745) OPTIC PROP.(CanMin, 42:1745)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Jagueite :
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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Jagueite

Cu2Pd3Se4
Dana No: 02.16.10.03 Strunz No: 02.BC.15
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