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Michenerite Mineral Data

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General Michenerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Pt)BiTe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 465.17 gm
   Bismuth    44.93 %  Bi
   Tellurium  27.43 %  Te
   Palladium  17.16 %  Pd
   Platinum   10.48 %  Pt
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.75Pt0.25BiTe
Help on Environment: Environment: A principle palladium minera in Cu-Ni sulfide deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Frood mine, McKim Township, Sudbury district, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for C. E. Michener, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Michenerite + Pronunciation Say MICHENERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40050
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Michenerite Image

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  Michenerite

Comments: BSE image of pentlandite with inclusions of nickeliferous pyrite. Pentlandite hosts discrete grains of cobaltite/gersdorffite with michenerite (PdBiTe) crystals as overgrowths and replacement of the arsenide.
Location: Worthington mine, Worthington offset, Supergiant Ni-Cu-PGE Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada. Scale: See Image.
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Michenerite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.646, Z = 4; V = 293.55 Den(Calc)= 10.52
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Tetartoidal H-M Symbol (2 3) Space Group: P 213
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.003(1), 2.97(1), 1.778(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Michenerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Silver white.
Help on Density: Density: 9.5
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Optical Properties of Michenerite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Cream-white with a tinge of gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Michenerite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   55.40   
 420 nm   55.80 
 440 nm   56.20 
 460 nm   56.40 
 480 nm   56.60 
 500 nm   57.00 
 520 nm   57.60 
 540 nm   58.20 
 560 nm   58.70 
 580 nm   59.20 
 600 nm   59.80 
 620 nm   60.40 
 640 nm   60.80 
 660 nm   61.30 
 680 nm   61.60 
 700 nm   62.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Michenerite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Michenerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=8.55 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Michenerite =10.5 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.09
Boson Index = 0.91
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMichenerite =1,204.53 barns/electron
U=PEMichenerite x rElectron Density=10297.20 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Michenerite is Not Radioactive
 

Michenerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.03.11 (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 Michenerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Michenerite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Michenerite

(Pd,Pt)BiTe
Dana No: 02.12.03.11 Strunz No: 02.EB.25
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