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General Vincentite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Pt)3(As,Sb,Te)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 466.99 gm
   Antimony    7.82 %  Sb
   Tellurium   8.20 %  Te
   Arsenic     8.02 %  As
   Palladium  59.25 %  Pd
   Platinum   16.71 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd2.6Pt0.4As0.5Sb0.3Te0.3
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Riam Kanan, R., Borneo Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ewart A. Vincent (1919-), professor of mineralogy, Oxford University.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vincentite + Pronunciation Say VINCENTITE

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Comments: B&W reflected light image of vincentite (V) inclustions in Fe-bearing platinum (Pt-Fe) with a laminate of native osmium (Os). (CanMin, v40:457).
Location: Riam Kanan River, southeastern Borneo. Scale: Scale Bar 40 µm.
© Canadian Mineralogist

Vincentite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.7768:1:1.2736
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.226, b = 6.318, c = 8.047, Z = 8; beta = 100.95° V = 560.35 Den(Calc)= 11.07
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.8(1)(602), 1.775(0.9)(404), 1.745(0.8)(331),1.758(0.8)(423), 1.838(0.6)(600),

Physical Properties of Vincentite

Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Density: Density: 6.816
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Vincentite

Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Vincentite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   38.80   43.10 
 546 nm   45.40   51.30 
 589 nm   48.00   54.20 
 650 nm   50.80   55.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Vincentite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Vincentite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=9.40 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Vincentite =11.1 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.19
Boson Index = 0.81
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEVincentite = 463.85 barns/electron
U=PEVincentite x rElectron Density=4,358.60 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Vincentite is Not Radioactive

Vincentite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.02)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=3:1
  (02.02.05)Dana Group Vincentite (Pd,Pt)3(As,Sb,Te) Unk Mono
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.AC.05a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.A - Simple Sulfides, Selenides, etc
  02.AC -Alloys of metalloids with PGE
02.AC.05a Atheneite (Pd,Hg)3As P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.AC.05a Vincentite (Pd,Pt)3(As,Sb,Te) Unk Mono

Other Vincentite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol 88, p 255) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, Vol 88, p 255)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Vincentite :
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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