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General Taimyrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 425.98 gm
   Copper     13.43 %  Cu
   Tin        27.87 %  Sn
   Palladium  44.97 %  Pd
   Platinum   13.74 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd1.8Cu0.9Pt0.3Sn
Help on Environment: Environment: As grains and veinlets near the contact between sulfide and rock-forming minerals in gabbro-dolerites
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Talnakh, Tiamyr Peninsula, Norilsk, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Taimyrite + Pronunciation Say TAIMYRITE

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  Taimyrite   Atokite

Comments: Photomicrograph (oil immersion) of atokite and taimyrite intergrowth inside tetraauricupride reaction rim on Pt-Fe alloy. Outlined section shows atokite relics within taimyrite. (CanMin, v 42, p 610).
Location: Kondyor PGE placer, Khabarovskiy Kray, eastern Siberia, Russia,. Scale: See Image.
© Canadian Mineralogist

Taimyrite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.1709:1:2.8273
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.616, b = 4.796, c = 13.56, Z = 8; V = 365.23 Den(Calc)= 15.49
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.15(1), 2.29(0.55), 2.36(0.4),

Physical Properties of Taimyrite

Help on Color: Color: Bronze gray.
Help on Density: Density: 15.6
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Habit: Habit: Twinning Common - Crystals are usually twinned.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Taimyrite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Dark gray with a blue tint to yellowish gray.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Light gray with a rose tint.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Distinct, from light gray with a rose tint to a creamy tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Taimyrite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   33.00   37.10 
 430 nm   37.80   41.20 
 460 nm   39.60   42.30 
 490 nm   42.30   45.20 
 520 nm   44.00   47.80 
 550 nm   45.50   49.60 
 580 nm   47.40   51.60 
 610 nm   49.70   54.00 
 640 nm   51.40   56.50 
 670 nm   53.00   59.20 
 700 nm   54.00   61.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Taimyrite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Taimyrite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=13.3 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Taimyrite =15.5 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.19
Boson Index = 0.81
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETaimyrite = 414.06 barns/electron
U=PETaimyrite x rElectron Density=5,489.61 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Taimyrite is Not Radioactive

Taimyrite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.07)Dana Group Taimyrite (Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn Unk Ortho Tatyanaite! (Pt,Pd,Cu)9Cu3Sn4 P mmm,Pmm2,P 222 Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.15 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.15 Tatyanaite! (Pt,Pd,Cu)9Cu3Sn4 P mmm,Pmm2,P 222 Ortho
01.AG.15 Taimyrite (Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn Unk Ortho

Other Taimyrite 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 Taimyrite :
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 (UofA)
9 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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