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Zvyagintsevite Mineral Data

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General Zvyagintsevite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd3Pb
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 537.50 gm
   Bismuth     7.00 %  Bi
   Palladium  57.22 %  Pd
   Platinum    1.09 %  Pt
   Lead       34.69 %  Pb
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd2.89Pb0.9Bi0.18Pt0.03
Help on Environment: Environment: As small irregular grains and veinlets in copper sulfides associated with differentiated gabbro-diabase intrusives.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: Talnakh, Taimyr Peninsula, Noril'sk region, Yakutiya, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Orest Evgenevich Zvyagintsev, who did geochemical research on the platinum metals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zvyagintsevite + Pronunciation Say ZVYAGINTSEVITE

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Comments: Sharp cubic crystal of zvyagintsevite.
Location: Konder, Khabarovsk territories, Russian Far East, Russia. Scale: Crystal Size 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm.
© Rob Lavinsky

Zvyagintsevite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.02, Z = 1; V = 64.96 Den(Calc)= 13.74
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.315(1), 1.207(0.9), 2.011(0.8),

Physical Properties of Zvyagintsevite

Help on Color: Color: Tin white.
Help on Density: Density: 13.32
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Irregular Grains - Occurs as splotchy, anhedral crystals forming inclusions in other minerals or rocks.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Optical Properties of Zvyagintsevite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bright white with a cream tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Zvyagintsevite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 440 nm   62.00   
 460 nm   63.30 
 480 nm   63.00 
 500 nm   63.70 
 520 nm   64.60 
 540 nm   65.50 
 560 nm   66.70 
 580 nm   67.70 
 600 nm   67.40 
 620 nm   67.30 
 640 nm   67.90 
 660 nm   68.00 
 680 nm   68.00 
 700 nm   68.10 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Zvyagintsevite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Zvyagintsevite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=11.5 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zvyagintsevite =13.7 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.2
Boson Index = 0.8
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZvyagintsevite = 934.57 barns/electron
U=PEZvyagintsevite x rElectron Density=10703.68 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zvyagintsevite is Not Radioactive

Zvyagintsevite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.05)Isoferroplatinum group (Space Group Pm3m) Isoferroplatinum (Pt,Pd)3(Fe,Cu) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Rustenburgite (Pt,Pd)3Sn F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Atokite (Pd,Pt)3Sn F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Zvyagintsevite Pd3Pb P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Chengdeite Ir3Fe P m3m 4/m 3 2/m Yixunite! Pt3In P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.10 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.10 Atokite (Pd,Pt)3Sn F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AG.10 Rustenburgite (Pt,Pd)3Sn F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AG.10 Zvyagintsevite Pd3Pb P m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Zvyagintsevite 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 Zvyagintsevite :
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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