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Tischendorfite

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Formula:
Pd
 
8
Hg
 
3
Se
 
9
System:OrthorhombicColour:Silver-grey
Lustre:Metallic
Name:After G. Tischendorf (1927-2007), specialist for selenium deposits, who first described the mineral as an unknown species in 1958.
This page provides mineralogical data about Tischendorfite.

Classification of Tischendorfite

IMA status:Approved 2001
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/A.0-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.BC.65

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
C : With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.
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Type Occurrence of Tischendorfite

Type Locality:Eskaborn Adit, Tilkerode (Abberode), Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Physical Properties of Tischendorfite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Silver-grey
Streak:Black

Crystallography of Tischendorfite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic

Chemical Properties of Tischendorfite

Formula:
Pd
 
8
Hg
 
3
Se
 
9
Simplified for copy/paste:Pd8Hg3Se9
Essential elements:Hg, Pd, Se
All elements listed in formula:Hg, Pd, Se

Relationship of Tischendorfite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.BC.UM2004-45-Se:AgHgPd
(Ag,Cu)
 
6
Hg
 
2
Pd
 
2
Se
 
3
2.BC.05Palladseite
Pd
 
17
Se
 
15
2.BC.05Miassite
Rh
 
17
S
 
15
2.BC.05UM2000-47-S:CuFePdPt
(Cu,Fe,Pd,Pt,Rh)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BC.10Oosterboschite
(Pd,Cu)
 
7
Se
 
5
2.BC.15Chrisstanleyite
Ag
 
2
Pd
 
3
Se
 
4
2.BC.15Jagüéite
Cu
 
2
Pd
 
3
Se
 
4
2.BC.20Keithconnite
Pd
 
20
Te
 
7
2.BC.25Vasilite
(Pd,Cu)
 
16
(S,Te)
 
7
2.BC.30Telluropalladinite
Pd
 
9
Te
 
4
2.BC.35Luberoite
Pt
 
5
Se
 
4
2.BC.40Oulankaite
(Pd,Pt)
 
5
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
SnTe
 
2
S
 
2
2.BC.45Telargpalite
(Pd,Ag)
 
3
(Te,Bi)
2.BC.50Temagamite
Pd
 
3
HgTe
 
3
2.BC.55Sopcheite
Ag
 
4
Pd
 
3
Te
 
4
2.BC.60Laflammeite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2

Other Names for Tischendorfite

Synonyms:
IMA2001-061
Other Languages:
German:Tischendorfit
Simplified Chinese:泰硒汞钯矿
Spanish:Tischendorfita
Traditional Chinese:泰硒汞鈀礦

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Tischendorfite

Reference List:

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Stanley, C.J., Criddle, A.J., Förster, H.-J., and Roberts, A.C. (2002): Tischendorfite, Pd8Hg3Se9, a new mineral from Tilkerode, Harz Mountains, Germany. Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 739-745.

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  • Localities for Tischendorfite

    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Germany
     
    • Saxony-Anhalt
      • Harz
        • Tilkerode (Abberode)
    Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 739-745; Lapis 2002(11), 42-43.
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