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Schachnerite Mineral Data

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General Schachnerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag1.1Hg0.9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 299.19 gm
   Silver   39.66 %  Ag
   Mercury  60.34 %  Hg
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag1.1Hg0.9
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the oxidation zone, formed by the alteration of moschellandsbergite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: Vertrauen auf Gott mine, Obermoschel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Doris Schachner (1904-1989), German mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schachnerite + Pronunciation Say SCHACHNERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40357
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  Schachnerite

Comments: Schachnerite tarnishing silvery metallic.
Location: Sala, Vastmanland, Sweden. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Schachnerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.62592
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.978, c = 4.842, Z = 1; V = 37.19 Den(Calc)= 13.36
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): 2.273(1), 0.8595(0.6), 2.42(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Schachnerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Silver gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: metallic
 

Optical Properties of Schachnerite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Very weak.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray.
 

Calculated Properties of Schachnerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=11.0 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Schachnerite =13.4 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.18
Boson Index = 0.82
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESchachnerite =1,142.12 barns/electron
U=PESchachnerite x rElectron Density=12617.63 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Schachnerite is Not Radioactive
 

Schachnerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 01.01.08.02 (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 Schachnerite 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 Schachnerite :
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 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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Schachnerite

Ag1.1Hg0.9
Dana No: 01.01.08.02 Strunz No: 01.AD.15a
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