Mineralogy Database

Petrovicite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :
  
Advertisment

General Petrovicite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbHgCu3BiSe5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,202.21 gm
   Copper    15.86 %  Cu
   Mercury   16.69 %  Hg
   Bismuth   17.38 %  Bi
   Lead      17.23 %  Pb
   Selenium  32.84 %  Se
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbHgCu3BiSe5
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in hydrothermal dolomit-calcite veins with other selenides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Petrovice deposit, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Petrovicite + Pronunciation Say PETROVICITE
 

Petrovicite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.1016:1:0.2949
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 16.176, b = 14.684, c = 4.331, Z = 4; V = 1,028.74 Den(Calc)= 7.76
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnam
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.961(1), 3.12(1), 3.546(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Petrovicite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Density: Density: 7.707
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Petrovicite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak, in dark green and violet.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Cream.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Petrovicite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   44.00   44.40 
   
 420 nm   44.10   44.80 
 440 nm   44.20   45.20 
 460 nm   44.30   45.40 
 480 nm   44.40   45.70 
 500 nm   44.70   46.10 
 520 nm   45.10   46.30 
 540 nm   45.20   46.50 
 560 nm   45.20   46.40 
 580 nm   45.10   46.20 
 600 nm   45.10   46.00 
 620 nm   45.00   45.90 
 640 nm   44.90   45.80 
 660 nm   44.90   45.70 
 680 nm   44.80   45.60 
 700 nm   44.80   45.50 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Petrovicite in Air
Relative
Intensity
   0%   30%   60%   90% 100% 120% 150% 180% 200%
R1                  
R2                  
 

Calculated Properties of Petrovicite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.48 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Petrovicite =7.76 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.11
Boson Index = 0.89
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPetrovicite = 970.11 barns/electron
U=PEPetrovicite x rElectron Density=6,286.93 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Petrovicite is Not Radioactive
 

Petrovicite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.01.09.01 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.01)where z/y > 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.01.09)Dana Group
 
03.01.09.01 Petrovicite PbHgCu3BiSe5 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.01.09.02 Mazzettiite! Ag3HgPbSbTe5 P na21 or Pnam Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.LB.40 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.L - Unclassified Sulfosalts
  02.LB -With essential Pb
 
02.LB.40 Petrovicite PbHgCu3BiSe5 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.LB.40 Mazzettiite! Ag3HgPbSbTe5 P na21 or Pnam Ortho
 

Other Petrovicite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Petrovicite :
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

Search for Petrovicite using:

Google
 
Web webmineral.com
[AOL] [Bing] [Dog Pile] [GeoScienceWorld] [HotBot] [Ixquick] [Lycos] [MAMMA] [Scirus] [Teoma] [WebCrawler] [Wikipedia] [YAHOO]

Visit our Advertisers for Petrovicite :

Ask about Petrovicite here :
Ask-A-Mineralogist from the Mineralogical Society of America
Mindat.org's Discussion Groups
Original Rockhounds Discussion Group
Rockhounds Discussion Group on Yahoo Groups
Mineral Discussion Forum from Fabre Minerals - also available in Espaņol

Print or Cut-and-Paste your Petrovicite Specimen Label here :

Petrovicite

PbHgCu3BiSe5
Dana No: 03.01.09.01 Strunz No: 02.LB.40
Locality:

 

Notes:

 

 
   
 


Dakota Matrix
Excalibur Minerals
Exceptional Minerals
Hudson Insitute
John Betts Fine Minerals
Mc Dougall Minerals
Mineral News
Rock and Mineral Shows
Weinrich Minerals, Inc.