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Plumbopalladinite Mineral Data

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General Plumbopalladinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd3Pb2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 733.66 gm
   Palladium  43.52 %  Pd
   Lead       56.48 %  Pb
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd3Pb2
Help on Environment: Environment: In Ni-Cu ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Majak (Mayak) mine, Talnakh, Norilsk, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Plumbopalladinite + Pronunciation Say PLUMBOPALLADINITE

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  Plumbopalladinite   Valleriite   Cubanite   Pentlandite

Comments: Polished Section image (PPL) of plumbopalladinite (Pl) with polarite Po), surrounded by a rim of isoferroplatinum (Iso) with cubanite (Cu), pentlandite (Pe), and valleriite (Va).
Location: Majak Mine, Talnakh, Norilsk, Ural, Russia. Scale: Picture Size 0.7 mm.
© Thomas Witzke

Plumbopalladinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.27941
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.47, c = 5.719, Z = 1; V = 98.96 Den(Calc)= 12.31
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.23(1), 2.3(1), 1.207(0.6),

Physical Properties of Plumbopalladinite

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 12.4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Plumbopalladinite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong, orange-brown to dark brown.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bright white with a faint rose tint.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Noticeable in air.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Plumbopalladinite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 440 nm   43.50   46.60 
 460 nm   44.60   48.20 
 480 nm   45.80   49.50 
 500 nm   47.50   50.80 
 520 nm   49.00   52.60 
 540 nm   50.70   54.40 
 560 nm   52.40   55.80 
 580 nm   53.90   57.10 
 600 nm   55.20   58.00 
 620 nm   56.60   59.20 
 640 nm   58.30   60.80 
 660 nm   60.00   62.60 
 680 nm   61.40   64.40 
 700 nm   62.80   66.10 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Plumbopalladinite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Plumbopalladinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=10.1 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Plumbopalladinite =12.3 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.22
Boson Index = 0.78
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPlumbopalladinite =1,163.79 barns/electron
U=PEPlumbopalladinite x rElectron Density=11794.33 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Plumbopalladinite is Not Radioactive

Plumbopalladinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.11)Dana Group Plumbopalladinite Pd3Pb2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.25 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.25 Plumbopalladinite Pd3Pb2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
01.AG.25 Stannopalladinite (Pd,Cu)3Sn2(?) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m

Other Plumbopalladinite 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 Plumbopalladinite :
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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