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Paolovite Mineral Data

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General Paolovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd2Sn
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 331.55 gm
   Tin        35.80 %  Sn
   Palladium  64.20 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd2Sn
Help on Environment: Environment: In Cu-Ni sulfide ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Oktyabr mine, Talnakh area, Noril'sk refgion, western Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition, PAlladium and OLOVo, tin (in russian).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paolovite + Pronunciation Say PAOLOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42595
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  Paolovite   Menshikovite

Comments: BSE image showing menshikovite (mnv), paolovite (plv), isomertieite (ism), cobaltite (cob), and chalcopyrite (ccp) with quartz (qtz) and a Fe-rich aluminosilicate (sil).
Location: Lower (exo)-contact of the Chiney intrusion in Siberia. (CanMin, v40:679). Scale: See Image.
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Paolovite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.4323:1:0.7636
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.11, b = 5.662, c = 4.324, Z = 4; V = 198.55 Den(Calc)= 11.09
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pbnm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.28(1), 2.16(0.7), 1.955(0.5),

Physical Properties of Paolovite

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 11.32
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Irregular Grains - Occurs as splotchy, anhedral crystals forming inclusions in other minerals or rocks.
Help on Habit: Habit: Twinning Common - Crystals are usually twinned.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Paolovite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Lilac rose.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Dark lilac rose to pale rose.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Paolovite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 420 nm   44.40   46.50 
 440 nm   44.60   47.20 
 460 nm   45.00   48.20 
 480 nm   45.50   49.10 
 500 nm   45.90   50.30 
 520 nm   46.70   51.60 
 540 nm   47.70   52.80 
 560 nm   49.00   54.10 
 580 nm   50.90   55.40 
 600 nm   52.70   56.70 
 620 nm   55.30   57.70 
 640 nm   57.70   59.20 
 660 nm   59.80   59.50 
 680 nm   61.50   60.30 
 700 nm   62.70   60.60 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Paolovite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Paolovite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=9.50 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Paolovite =11.1 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.2
Boson Index = 0.8
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPaolovite = 271.86 barns/electron
U=PEPaolovite x rElectron Density=2,582.58 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Paolovite is Not Radioactive

Paolovite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.06)Dana Group Paolovite Pd2Sn Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.20 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AG -PGE-metal alloys
01.AG.20 Paolovite Pd2Sn Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Paolovite 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 Paolovite :
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

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