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General Sudburyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Ni)Sb
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 216.24 gm
   Nickel      6.79 %  Ni
   Antimony   56.30 %  Sb
   Palladium  36.91 %  Pd
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.75Ni0.25Sb
Help on Environment: Environment: As tiny inclusions, most often in cobaltite or maucherite, in mechanical concentrates of platinum-group minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Copper Cliff South mine and Frood mine, Sudbury district, Ontario, Canada Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sudburyite + Pronunciation Say SUDBURYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42597
  IMA1973-048
  PDF 26-888
 

Sudburyite Image

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  Sudburyite

Comments: SEM image showing ilmenite-hematite (il-hm), chalcopyrite (ccpy), and magnetite-ulvospinel (mte-usp). Detailed SEM image shows composite grain of sudburyite and safflorite (7 x 4 µm).
Location: Fesh road cut for Interstate 83 at Reesers Summit, one mile south of the exit for the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Harrisburg and York in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Scale: See Image.
© Pennsylvania DCNR

Sudburyite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.37684
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.06, c = 5.59, Z = 2; V = 79.80 Den(Calc)= 9.00
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): 0.779(1), 2.18(1), 0.8237(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Sudburyite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Silver gray.
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: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Sudburyite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak to moderate, in light grayish yellow and dark grayish brown.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White with a yellow tint in air, pale yellow in oil.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Sudburyite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   49.10   45.00 
   
 420 nm   50.90   46.90 
 440 nm   52.90   49.20 
 460 nm   54.70   51.50 
 480 nm   56.60   53.80 
 500 nm   58.60   55.80 
 520 nm   60.70   57.70 
 540 nm   62.80   59.30 
 560 nm   64.40   60.40 
 580 nm   65.70   61.40 
 600 nm   66.90   62.60 
 620 nm   67.80   62.80 
 640 nm   68.60   63.40 
 660 nm   69.30   63.60 
 680 nm   70.00   63.90 
 700 nm   70.50   64.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Sudburyite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Sudburyite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.70 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sudburyite =9.00 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESudburyite = 286.81 barns/electron
U=PESudburyite x rElectron Density=2,208.40 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sudburyite is Not Radioactive
 

Sudburyite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.08.11.05 (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 Sudburyite 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 Sudburyite :
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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Sudburyite

(Pd,Ni)Sb
Dana No: 02.08.11.05 Strunz No: 02.CC.05
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