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Paarite Mineral Data

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General Paarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu1.7Pb1.7Bi6.3S12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,166.36 gm
   Iron      0.03 %  Fe
   Copper    4.90 %  Cu
   Bismuth  60.77 %  Bi
   Lead     16.45 %  Pb
   Sulfur   17.85 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.67Fe2+0.01Pb1.72Bi6.3S12.06
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed scheelite deposit. (56 � derivative of the bismuthinite-aikinite series)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Felbertal scheelite deposit, Hohe Tauern, about 10 km south of the town of Mittersill, Salzburg province, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for. W. Paar (Salzburg) of the University of Copenhagen and the University of Salzburg.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-016

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  Paarite   Krupkaite

Comments: A mosaic of large grains of a low-Cu bismuthinite derivative, decomposed into an intergrowth of paarite (bd42) and krupkaite (bd49).
Location: In quartz veins of the Felbertal scheelite deposit, Salzburg Province, Austria. (CanMin v43:909). Scale: See Image.
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Paarite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.0715:1:0.2055
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.007, b = 55.998, c = 11.512, Z = 5; V = 2,583.11 Den(Calc)= 6.96
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pmcn
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.63(1)(053 ), 2.836(0.926)(1.10.2), 3.136(0.924)(1.10.1),3.551(0.847)(0.15.1), 3.155(0.572)(152 ), 4.01(0.563)(0.10.2), 3.585(0.553)(151), 2.56(0.406)(0.10.4), 2.658(0.364)(1.15.1),

Physical Properties of Paarite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0kl} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Tin white.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Paarite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Tin white with no internal reflections.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Paarite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 460 nm   48.16   38.32 
 540 nm   48.56   37.42 
 580 nm   48.09   36.93 
 640 nm   46.69   36.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Paarite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Paarite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.82 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Paarite =6.96 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPaarite =1,475.46 barns/electron
U=PEPaarite x rElectron Density=8,585.56 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Paarite is Not Radioactive

Paarite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.08)where 1 < z/y <2 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.08.17)Dana Group Paarite! Cu1.7Pb1.7Bi6.3S12 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.HB.05a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.H - Sulfosalts of SnS Archetype
  02.HB -With Cu, Ag, Hg, Fe, Sn and Pb
02.HB.05a Aikinite PbCuBiS3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.HB.05a Hammarite Pb2Cu2Bi4S9(?) Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.HB.05a Gladite PbCuBi5S9 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.HB.05a Friedrichite Pb5Cu5Bi7S18 Pb21m mm2
02.HB.05a Lindstromite Pb3Cu3Bi7S15 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.HB.05a Krupkaite PbCuBi3S6 P mc21 mm2
02.HB.05a Pekoite PbCuBi11(S,Se)18 P 21am mm2
02.HB.05a Paarite! Cu1.7Pb1.7Bi6.3S12 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.HB.05a Emilite! Cu2.68Pb2.68Bi5.32S12 P mc21 mm2
02.HB.05a Salzburgite! Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12 P mc21 mm2

Other Paarite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMin 39:1377) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin 89:1831, 91:218) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, 91:218)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Paarite :
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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