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Pilsenite Mineral Data

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General Pilsenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi4Te3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,218.72 gm
   Bismuth    68.59 %  Bi
   Tellurium  31.41 %  Te
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi4Te3
Help on Environment: Environment: Of hydrothermal origin. Interlyered with hessonite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
Help on Locality: Locality: Deutsch Pilsen ( Nagyb�rzs�ny), Hungary Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pilsenite + Pronunciation Say PILSENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30526
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  Pilsenite

Comments: Silvery metallic pilsenite veinlets in quartz.
Location: Near Hope, British Columbia, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Pilsenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:9.43319
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.446, c = 41.94, Z = 3; V = 717.96 Den(Calc)= 8.46
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.25(1), 2.36(0.7), 2.22(0.55),
 

Physical Properties of Pilsenite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Steel gray, Tin white.
Help on Density: Density: 8.41
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5-2.5 - Hardness very near Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Pilsenite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Noticeable.
 

Calculated Properties of Pilsenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.78 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Pilsenite =8.46 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPilsenite =1,498.58 barns/electron
U=PEPilsenite x rElectron Density=10153.05 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Pilsenite is Not Radioactive
 

Pilsenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.06.02.05 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.06)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=4:3
  (02.06.02)Joseite Group (Trigonal: R-3m)
 
02.06.02.01 Joseite Bi4(S,Te)3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.06.02.02 Joseite-B Bi4(S,Te)3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.06.02.03 Ikunolite Bi4(S,Se)3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.06.02.04 Laitakarite Bi4(Se,S)3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.06.02.05 Pilsenite Bi4Te3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.06.02.06 Poubaite PbBi2Se2(Te,S)2 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.06.02.07 Rucklidgeite (Bi,Pb)3Te4 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.06.02.08 Babkinite! Pb2Bi2(S,Se)3 P 3,P 3m Trig
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DC.05d 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.D - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 3:4 and 2:3
  02.DC -Variable M:S
 
02.DC.05d Laitakarite Bi4(Se,S)3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.DC.05d Ikunolite Bi4(S,Se)3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.DC.05d Joseite Bi4(S,Te)3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.DC.05d Joseite-B Bi4(S,Te)3 R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.DC.05d Pilsenite Bi4Te3 R 3m 3 2/m
 

Other Pilsenite 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 Pilsenite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Pilsenite

Bi4Te3
Dana No: 02.06.02.05 Strunz No: 02.DC.05d
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