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Telargpalite Mineral Data

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General Telargpalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Ag)3Te
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 447.15 gm
   Silver      4.82 %  Ag
   Tellurium  28.54 %  Te
   Palladium  66.64 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd2.8Ag0.2Te
Help on Environment: Environment: Ultra-basic cumulate.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Oktyabr mine, Talnakh area, Norilsk, Russia. Stillwater complex, Nye County, Montana, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition (Tel, Ag, Pd).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Telargpalite + Pronunciation Say TELARGPALITE

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  Oulankaite   Telargpalite   Tulameenite   Chalcopyrite

Comments: Gray long-prismatic crystal of oulankaite with light grayish telargpalite and pale yellowish-white rims of tulameenite in massive yellowish chalcopyrite. Polished section (from microprobe analysis) in reflected light.
Location: Lukkulaisvaara ultrabasic Massif, Olanga (Oulanka) River, Oulanka plutonic complex, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 0.12 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Telargpalite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.6, Z = 16; V = 2,000.38 Den(Calc)= 5.94
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.42(1), 2.1(0.5), 3.05(0.4),

Physical Properties of Telargpalite

Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 7.375
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-2.5 - Gypsum-Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Telargpalite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Light gray with lilac tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Telargpalite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 440 nm   44.70   
 460 nm   45.30 
 480 nm   46.60 
 500 nm   47.50 
 520 nm   49.10 
 540 nm   50.10 
 560 nm   50.90 
 580 nm   51.70 
 600 nm   52.40 
 620 nm   53.70 
 640 nm   54.70 
 660 nm   55.60 
 680 nm   56.70 
 700 nm   57.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Telargpalite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Telargpalite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.05 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Telargpalite =5.94 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.17
Boson Index = 0.83
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETelargpalite = 279.71 barns/electron
U=PETelargpalite x rElectron Density=1,413.43 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Telargpalite is Not Radioactive

Telargpalite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.01)where Am Xp, with m:p>3:1
  (02.01.03)Dana Group Telargpalite (Pd,Ag)3Te Unk Cubic
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BC.45 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BC -With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.
02.BC.45 Telargpalite (Pd,Ag)3Te Unk Cubic

Other Telargpalite 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 Telargpalite :
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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