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Sakharovaite Mineral Data

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General Sakharovaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pb,Fe)(Bi,Sb)2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 656.33 gm
   Iron       0.85 %  Fe
   Bismuth   38.21 %  Bi
   Antimony  12.99 %  Sb
   Lead      28.41 %  Pb
   Sulfur    19.54 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb0.9Fe2+0.1Bi1.2Sb0.7S4
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in carbonate veinlets cutting arsenopyrite ore. Sakharovaite (1955) is now considered Bi-bearing jamesonite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: Ustarasaisk deposit, Tian Shan Mountains, Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Marina S. Sakharova (1917-), Russian mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sakharovaite + Pronunciation Say SAKHAROVAITE
 

Sakharovaite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.412(1), 2.031(0.6), 2.721(0.6),
 

Physical Properties of Sakharovaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Lead gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Sakharovaite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong, with reddish internal reflections seen only in oil.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Pure white.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Birefringent.
 

Calculated Properties of Sakharovaite

Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.06
Boson Index = 0.94
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESakharovaite =1,298.02 barns/electron
U=PESakharovaite x rElectron Density= . barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sakharovaite is Not Radioactive
 

Sakharovaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.07.09.02 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.07)where z/y = 2 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.07.09)Galenobismutite Group
 
03.07.09.01 Galenobismutite PbBi2S4 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.07.09.02 Sakharovaite? (Pb,Fe)(Bi,Sb)2S4 Mono
 
03.07.09.03 Berthierite FeSb2S4 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.07.09.04 Garavellite FeSbBiS4 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.07.09.05 Clerite! MnSb2S4 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.XX.00 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.X - Unclassified Strunz SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarse
  02.XX -Sulfosalt - Sb, Bi
 
02.XX.00 Isochalcopyrite? Cu8Fe9S16 Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Bayankhanite? Cu6HgS4 Unk Hex
 
02.XX.00 Bravoite? (Fe,Ni,Co)S2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.XX.00 Dzhezkazganite* (Pb,Cu,Rh)S2(?) P a3? 2/m 3
 
02.XX.00 Dilithium* Li2Te P 222 2 2 2
 
02.XX.00 Horobetsuite* (Bi,Sb)2S3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Horsfordite? Cu5Sb Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Kurilite? (Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S) P m3n,P 43n Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Imgreite? NiTe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Matraite? ZnS R 3m 3m
 
02.XX.00 Iridisite* (Ir,Cu,Rh,Ni,Pt)S2 Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Kitaibelite? Ag10PbBi30S51 Mono ? Mono
 
02.XX.00 Jeromite? As(S,Se)2 None
 
02.XX.00 Parajamesonite? Pb4FeSb6S14 Unk Ortho
 
02.XX.00 Volfsonite* Cu10CuFeFe2Sn3S16 P 42m-,P 4212 Tetra
 
02.XX.00 Prassoite Rh17S15(?) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Sakharovaite? (Pb,Fe)(Bi,Sb)2S4 Mono
 
02.XX.00 Samaniite Cu2Fe5Ni2S8 P 41/mmm 4mm
 
02.XX.00 Tazieffite! Pb20Cd2(As,Bi)22S50Cl10 C 2/c 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Horomanite Fe6Ni3S8 P 4/mmm 4mm
 

Other Sakharovaite 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 Sakharovaite :
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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Sakharovaite

(Pb,Fe)(Bi,Sb)2S4
Dana No: 03.07.09.02 Strunz No: 02.XX.00
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