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Mertieite-I Mineral Data

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General Mertieite-I Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd11(Sb,As)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,474.99 gm
   Antimony   14.03 %  Sb
   Arsenic     6.60 %  As
   Palladium  79.36 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd11Sb1.7As1.3
Help on Environment: Environment: In placer concentrates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Goodnews Bay, Alaska, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John B. Mertie (1888-1980), geologist, U.S. Geological Survey.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mertieite-I + Pronunciation Say MERTIEITE-I

Mertieite-I Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.49002
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 15.04, c = 22.41, Z = 18; V = 4,390.04 Den(Calc)= 10.04
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.279(1), 2.171(0.9), 2.232(0.65),

Physical Properties of Mertieite-I

Help on Color: Color: Brass yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 10.6
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5 - Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Mertieite-I

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Brassy yellow.

Calculated Properties of Mertieite-I

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=8.65 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Mertieite-I =10.0 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.17
Boson Index = 0.83
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMertieite-I = 245.49 barns/electron
U=PEMertieite-I x rElectron Density=2,124.15 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Mertieite-I is Not Radioactive

Mertieite-I Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.16)with miscellaneous formulae
  (02.16.01)Dana Group Mertieite-I Pd11(Sb,As)4 Unk Hex
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.AC.15b 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.15b Mertieite-I Pd11(Sb,As)4 Unk Hex

Other Mertieite-I Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Mertieite-I :
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 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 02.AC.15b





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