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Kalungaite Mineral Data

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General Kalungaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PdAsSe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 258.08 gm
   Bismuth     0.32 %  Bi
   Antimony    1.60 %  Sb
   Arsenic    27.58 %  As
   Palladium  41.48 %  Pd
   Selenium   27.78 %  Se
   Sulfur      1.23 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PdAs0.95Sb0.03Bi0.004Se0.9S0.09
Help on Environment: Environment: The gold deposit is hosted by a muscovite mylonite related to a E-W trending shear zone in a peraluminous granite of the Aurumina Suite (2.15 Ga), which intrudes graphite-bearing me tasedimentary rocks of the Ticunzal Fo
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Buraco do Ouro gold mine, Cavalcante, Goi�s State, Brazil. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name is for the Kalunga people, a community of descendants of African slaves living in Cavalcante and nearby towns.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2004-047
 

Kalungaite Crystallography

Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.838(1)(113), 1.172(0.95)(115), 0.929(0.9)(335),1.077(0.8)(044), 3.027(0.75)(002), 0.918(0.7)(226), 0.988(0.7)(116), 2.478(0.65)(112), 2.725(0.65)(021),
 

Physical Properties of Kalungaite

Help on Color: Color: Lead gray.
 

Optical Properties of Kalungaite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: None.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: None.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Creamy to creamy gray with no internal reflections.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: None.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Kalungaite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 470 nm   47.50   
 546 nm   46.90 
 589 nm   46.80 
 650 nm   48.00 
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Kalungaite in Oil
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 470 nm   33.30   
 546 nm   32.60 
 589 nm   32.60 
 650 nm   34.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Kalungaite in Air
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Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Kalungaite in Oil
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Calculated Properties of Kalungaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.60 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kalungaite =7.59 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.11
Boson Index = 0.89
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKalungaite = 154.28 barns/electron
U=PEKalungaite x rElectron Density=1,017.67 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kalungaite is Not Radioactive
 

Kalungaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.03.16 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.03)Cobaltite Group (Cubic or pseudocubic crystals)
 
02.12.03.01 Cobaltite CoAsS P ca21 mm2
 
02.12.03.02 Gersdorffite NiAsS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.03 Ullmannite NiSbS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.04 Willyamite (Co,Ni)SbS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.05 Tolovkite IrSbS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.06 Platarsite (Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.03.07 Irarsite (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.03.08 Hollingworthite (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.03.09 Jolliffeite (Ni,Co)AsSe P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.03.10 Padmaite PdBiSe P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.11 Michenerite (Pd,Pt)BiTe P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.12 Maslovite PtBiTe P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.13 Testibiopalladite PdTe(Sb,Te) P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.14 Changchengite! IrBiS P 213 2 3
 
02.12.03.15 Milotaite! PdSbSe P 21/3 2 3
 
02.12.03.16 Kalungaite! PdAsSe Pa3 2/m 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EB.25 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.E - Metal Sulfides, M:S � 1:2
  02.EB -M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
 
02.EB.25 Cobaltite CoAsS P ca21 mm2
 
02.EB.25 Changchengite! IrBiS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Hollingworthite (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Gersdorffite NiAsS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Irarsite (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Jolliffeite (Ni,Co)AsSe P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Krutovite NiAs2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Michenerite (Pd,Pt)BiTe P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Maslovite PtBiTe P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Mayingite IrBiTe P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Padmaite PdBiSe P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Platarsite (Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Ullmannite NiSbS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Tolovkite IrSbS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Testibiopalladite PdTe(Sb,Te) P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Willyamite (Co,Ni)SbS P 213 2 3
 
02.EB.25 Kalungaite! PdAsSe Pa3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.25 Milotaite! PdSbSe P 21/3 2 3
 

Other Kalungaite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kalungaite :
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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Kalungaite

PdAsSe
Dana No: 02.12.03.16 Strunz No: 02.EB.25
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