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General Milotaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PdSbSe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 304.11 gm
   Copper      0.84 %  Cu
   Silver      0.35 %  Ag
   Antimony   38.03 %  Sb
   Palladium  34.29 %  Pd
   Selenium   26.48 %  Se
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.98Cu0.04Ag0.01Sb0.95Se1.02
Help on Environment: Environment: Low-temperature selenide-bearing uranium mineralization.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Found during systematic study of reference polished sections from Predborice, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Milota Makovicky, University of Copenhagen, for her outstanding investigations of sulfide and sulfarsenide systems with platinum-group elements.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-056
 

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  Milotaite

Comments: Polished section image of milotaite (mi) which occurs as subhedral, minute inclusions in eucairite (eu)-tiemannite(ti). bo (bornite), di (selenian digenite), (CanMin, v43:689).
Location: Predborice, Czech Republic. Scale: See Image.
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Milotaite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.3181, Z = 4; V = 252.21 Den(Calc)= 8.01
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Tetartoidal H-M Symbol (2 3) Space Group: P 21/3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.825(1)(201), 1.905(0.98)(311), 2.579(0.81)(211),3.159(0.53)(200), 2.233(0.32)(220), 1.752(0.27)(320), 1.688(0.25)(312), 1.378(0.18)(412),
 

Physical Properties of Milotaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Silver gray.
Help on Density: Density: 7.95 - 8.23, Average = 8.09
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Inclusions - Generally found as inclusions in other minerals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Milotaite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: None.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: None.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White with no internal reflections.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: None.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Milotaite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   51.80   53.80 
   
 420 nm   51.90   53.00 
 440 nm   51.90   51.30 
 460 nm   49.60   48.90 
 470 nm   48.60   48.00 
 480 nm   48.20   47.60 
 500 nm   47.50   47.20 
 520 nm   47.30   47.10 
 540 nm   47.50   47.20 
 546 nm   47.50   47.10 
 560 nm   47.60   47.00 
 580 nm   47.60   47.00 
 589 nm   47.60   47.00 
 600 nm   47.60   47.00 
 620 nm   47.90   47.40 
 640 nm   48.70   47.80 
 650 nm   49.00   48.20 
 660 nm   49.40   48.80 
 680 nm   50.10   49.50 
 700 nm   50.50   49.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Milotaite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Milotaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.84 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Milotaite =8.01 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.09
Boson Index = 0.91
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMilotaite = 238.10 barns/electron
U=PEMilotaite x rElectron Density=1,628.56 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Milotaite is Not Radioactive
 

Milotaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.03.15 (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 Milotaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMin, v43:689) PHYS. PROP.(CanMin, v43:689) OPTIC PROP.(CanMin, v43:689)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Milotaite :
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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Milotaite

PdSbSe
Dana No: 02.12.03.15 Strunz No: 02.EB.25
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