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Temagamite Mineral Data

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General Temagamite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd3HgTe3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 902.65 gm
   Mercury    22.22 %  Hg
   Tellurium  42.41 %  Te
   Palladium  35.37 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd3HgTe3
Help on Environment: Environment: Cogenetic with moderately high temperature invasive chalcopyrite magma. Occurs as inclusions in chalcopyrite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Temagami Cu deposit, Temagami, Island, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Temagamite + Pronunciation Say TEMAGAMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1973-018

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  Borovskite   Temagamite   Merenskyite

Comments: Borovskite (Bvk) - temagamite (Tmg) - merenskyite (Mrk) composite grain included in chalcopyrite (Ccp). (CanMin, v 42, p 674).
Location: McBratney high-grade PGE-Au occurrence, Bear Lake mafic unit, Proterozoic Flin Flon greenstone belt, Manitoba, Canada. Scale: See Image.
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Temagamite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9514:1:0.5559
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.57, b = 12.16, c = 6.76, Z = 6; V = 951.07 Den(Calc)= 9.46
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.912(1), 2.187(0.9), 1.959(0.7),

Physical Properties of Temagamite

Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Density: Density: 9.5
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: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Temagamite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak in air, stronger in oil, in pale gray and dark gray.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White with a gray tinge.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Temagamite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   51.80   52.80 
 546 nm   52.90   53.90 
 589 nm   54.20   55.00 
 650 nm   57.10   57.70 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Temagamite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Temagamite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.84 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Temagamite =9.46 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.17
Boson Index = 0.83
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETemagamite = 625.83 barns/electron
U=PETemagamite x rElectron Density=4,906.04 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Temagamite is Not Radioactive

Temagamite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.06)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=4:3
  (02.06.05)Dana Group Temagamite Pd3HgTe3 Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BC.50 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.50 Temagamite Pd3HgTe3 Unk Ortho

Other Temagamite 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 Temagamite :
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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