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Sobolevskite Mineral Data

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General Sobolevskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PdBi
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 315.40 gm
   Bismuth    66.26 %  Bi
   Palladium  33.74 %  Pd
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PdBi
Help on Environment: Environment: In massive and disseminated mooihoekite-chalcopyrite, troilite=pyrrotite, adn chalcopyrite-cubanite ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: Oktyabr mine, Talnakh area, Noril'sk, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Petr Grigorevich Sobolevski (1781-1841), Russian metallurgist, who studied the platinum deposits of the Ural Mountains.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sobolevskite + Pronunciation Say SOBOLEVSKITE
 

Sobolevskite Image

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  Atokite   Sobolevskite

Comments: Back-scattered electron image showing a) intergrowth of atokite, mertieite-II [Pd8Sb3] and telluroan sobolevskite [(Pd,Pt)(Bi,Te)] within tetra-auricupride rim. (CanMin, v 42, p 611).
Location: Kondyor PGE placer, Khabarovskiy Kray, eastern Siberia, Russia. Scale: See Image.
© Canadian Mineralogist

Sobolevskite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.34515
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.23, c = 5.69, Z = 2; V = 88.17 Den(Calc)= 11.88
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): 2.26(1), 3.07(1), 2.11(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Sobolevskite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 11.88
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Inclusions - Generally found as inclusions in other minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Sobolevskite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong, in reddish lilac, brown, and pale cream shades.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Grayish white with creamy tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Sobolevskite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 480 nm   46.70   52.20 
   
 500 nm   48.30   53.60 
 520 nm   50.40   56.10 
 540 nm   52.40   57.70 
 560 nm   54.30   59.70 
 580 nm   55.50   61.00 
 600 nm   56.50   62.00 
 620 nm   57.80   63.50 
 640 nm   59.30   65.00 
 660 nm   60.20   66.20 
 680 nm   60.50   67.50 
 700 nm   60.80   68.30 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Sobolevskite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Sobolevskite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=9.72 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sobolevskite =11.9 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESobolevskite =1,389.80 barns/electron
U=PESobolevskite x rElectron Density=13505.99 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sobolevskite is Not Radioactive
 

Sobolevskite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.08.11.07 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.08)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.08.11)Nickeline Group (Hexagonal: P63/mmc)
 
02.08.11.01 Nickeline NiAs P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.02 Breithauptite NiSb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.03 Sederholmite NiSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.04 Hexatestibiopanickelite (Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.05 Sudburyite (Pd,Ni)Sb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.06 Kotulskite Pd(Te,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.07 Sobolevskite PdBi P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.08 Stumpflite Pt(Sb,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.09 Langisite (Co,Ni)As P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.10 Freboldite CoSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.11 Achavalite! FeSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.12 Sorosite! Cu(Sn,Sb) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.08.11.13 Vavrinite! Ni2SbTe2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CC.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CC -With Ni, Fe, Co, PGE, etc.
 
02.CC.05 Achavalite FeSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Breithauptite NiSb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Freboldite CoSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Hexatestibiopanickelite (Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Langisite (Co,Ni)As P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Jaipurite* CoS P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Kotulskite Pd(Te,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Nickeline NiAs P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Zlatogorite! CuNiSb2 P 3m1 3 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Sederholmite NiSe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Stumpflite Pt(Sb,Bi) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Sudburyite (Pd,Ni)Sb P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.CC.05 Sobolevskite PdBi P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Sobolevskite 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 Sobolevskite :
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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Sobolevskite

PdBi
Dana No: 02.08.11.07 Strunz No: 02.CC.05
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