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Lisiguangite Mineral Data

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General Lisiguangite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuPtBiS3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 544.34 gm
   Copper     12.84 %  Cu
   Bismuth    37.24 %  Bi
   Palladium   2.74 %  Pd
   Platinum   29.75 %  Pt
   Sulfur     17.44 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.1Pt0.83Pd0.14Bi0.97S2.96
Help on Environment: Environment: Discovered in a PEG-bearing,Co-Cu sulfide vein in garnet pyroxenite. Lapieite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Yanshan Mountains, Chengde Prefecture,Hebei Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Not given in abstract.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-003
 

Lisiguangite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6009:1:0.3836
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.7152, b = 12.838, c = 4.9248, Z = 4; V = 487.79 Den(Calc)= 7.41
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal H-M Symbol (2 2 2) Space Group: P 212121
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.03(1), 3.24(0.8), 1.865(0.6),2.14(0.5), 2.27(0.4), 1.423(0.3), 6.4(0.3), 5.93(0.2),
 

Physical Properties of Lisiguangite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect, {001} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Lead gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Optical Properties of Lisiguangite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak to moderate (blue-greenish to brown).
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: None.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bright white with a yellowish tint.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: None.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Lisiguangite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   37.50   35.70 
   
 546 nm   38.60   36.50 
 589 nm   39.40   37.50 
 650 nm   40.30   38.20 
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Lisiguangite in Oil
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   23.40   22.30 
   
 546 nm   23.60   22.60 
 589 nm   23.60   22.70 
 650 nm   23.70   22.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Lisiguangite in Air
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Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Lisiguangite in Oil
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Calculated Properties of Lisiguangite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.29 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Lisiguangite =7.41 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.1
Boson Index = 0.9
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELisiguangite =1,174.53 barns/electron
U=PELisiguangite x rElectron Density=7,385.15 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Lisiguangite is Not Radioactive
 

Lisiguangite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.04.04.04 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.04)where z/y > 3 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.04.04)Lapieite Group
 
03.04.04.01 Lapieite CuNiSbS3 P 212121 2 2 2
 
03.04.04.02 Muckeite CuNiBiS3 P 212121 2 2 2
 
03.04.04.03 Malyshevite PdCuBiS3 P mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.04.04 Lisiguangite! CuPtBiS3 P 212121 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.GA.25 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.G - Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
  02.GA -Neso-sulfarsenites, etc., without additional S
 
02.GA.25 Muckeite CuNiBiS3 P 212121 2 2 2
 
02.GA.25 Lapieite CuNiSbS3 P 212121 2 2 2
 
02.GA.25 Malyshevite PdCuBiS3 P mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.GA.25 Lisiguangite! CuPtBiS3 P 212121 2 2 2
 

Other Lisiguangite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Acta Geologica Sinica(English Edition), v2009:2) PHYS. PROP.(Acta Geologica Sinica(English Edition), v2009:2) OPTIC PROP.(Acta Geologica Sinica(English Edition), v2009:2)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Lisiguangite :
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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Lisiguangite

CuPtBiS3
Dana No: 03.04.04.04 Strunz No: 02.GA.25
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