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Paraschachnerite Mineral Data

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General Paraschachnerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag3Hg2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 724.78 gm
   Silver   44.65 %  Ag
   Mercury  55.35 %  Hg
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag3Hg2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the oxidezed zone, formed by the alteration of moschellandsbergite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: Landsberg, near Obermoschel, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its relationship to schachnerite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paraschachnerite + Pronunciation Say PARASCHACHNERITE
 

Paraschachnerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5771:1:0.9415
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.961, b = 5.13, c = 4.83, Z = 0.8; V = 73.37 Den(Calc)= 13.12
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: C mcm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.267(1), 1.263(0.6), 2.404(0.6),
 

Physical Properties of Paraschachnerite

Help on Color: Color: Tin white.
Help on Density: Density: 12.98
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Twinning Common - Crystals are usually twinned.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: metallic
 

Optical Properties of Paraschachnerite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Creamy white.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Brownish rose-white to creamy white.
 

Calculated Properties of Paraschachnerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=10.9 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Paraschachnerite =13.1 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.16
Boson Index = 0.84
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEParaschachnerite =1,065.73 barns/electron
U=PEParaschachnerite x rElectron Density=11613.67 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Paraschachnerite is Not Radioactive
 

Paraschachnerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 01.01.08.03 (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.08)Silver Amalgam Alloys
 
01.01.08.00 Amalgam* Ag2Hg3 Unk Cubic
 
01.01.08.01 Moschellandsbergite Ag2Hg3 I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.01.08.02 Schachnerite Ag1.1Hg0.9 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.01.08.03 Paraschachnerite Ag3Hg2 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.01.08.04 Luanheite Ag3Hg P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.01.08.05 Eugenite Ag9Hg2 I 43m 4 3m
 
01.01.08.06 Weishanite (Au,Ag)3Hg2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AD.15a 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AD -Mercury-amalgam family
 
01.AD.15a Paraschachnerite Ag3Hg2 C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.AD.15a Schachnerite Ag1.1Hg0.9 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Paraschachnerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Paraschachnerite :
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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Ag3Hg2
Dana No: 01.01.08.03 Strunz No: 01.AD.15a
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