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Schachnerite

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Formula:
Ag1.1Hg0.9
System:
Hexagonal
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Name:
Named after Doris Schachner-Korn (1904-1988), Professor of Mineralogy, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Classification of Schachnerite

Approved
1.AD.15a

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
D : Mercury-amalgam family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.11.2
1.1.8.2

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
1.16

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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Type Occurrence of Schachnerite

Year of Discovery:
1972

Physical Properties of Schachnerite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Grey
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Schachnerite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.97Å, c = 4.84Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.63
Unit Cell Volume:
V 36.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Schachnerite

Formula:
Ag1.1Hg0.9
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Schachnerite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
1.AD.05MercuryHg
1.AD.10BelendorffiteCu7Hg6
1.AD.10KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.AD.15cEugeniteAg11Hg2
1.AD.15bLuanheiteAg3Hg
1.AD.15dMoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.AD.15aParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.AD.20aWeishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.AD.20bGoldamalgam (of Chen et al.)(Au,Ag)Hg
1.AD.25PotaritePdHg
1.AD.30LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)
1.1.11.1MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.1.11.3ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.1.11.4LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.1.11.5EugeniteAg11Hg2

Other Names for Schachnerite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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

References for Schachnerite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1973): 58: 347.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 117: 1-18.

European Journal of Mineralogy: 5: 903-914.

Internet Links for Schachnerite

Localities for Schachnerite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Saalfelden
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo District
Leblhuber (2000)
Canada
 
  • New Brunswick
    • Westmorland Co.
H.W. van de Poll and J.K. Sutherland (1976) "Cupiferous reduction spheres in Upper Mississippian redbeds of the Hopewell Group at Dorchester Cape, New Brunswick", Can. J. Earth Sci., 13, 781-789.
China
 
  • Yunnan Province
    • Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture
      • Lanping Co.
        • Baiyangping ore field
          • Western ore zone
Kaixu Chen, Longqing He, Junqi Wei, Aiping Yang, Weiguang Yang, and Huilan Huang (2004): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 24(1), 61-67
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Plzeň Region
      • Radnice (Radnitz)
Litochleb, J., Sejkora, J., Šrein, V.: Amalgamy stříbra - moschellandsbergit a schachnerit ze železnorudného ložiska Březina u Radnic (západní Čechy). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2001, roč. 9, s. 225-229.
France
 
  • Rhône-Alpes
    • Isère
      • Allemont
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1993, 5, pp. 903-914.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
Möhn, G., Frohwein, J. & Blaß, G. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Friedrichssegen bei Bad Ems. Lapis 34 (5), 35-40; 58.
    • Palatinate
      • Alsenz-Obermoschel
        • Landsberg (Moschellandsberg)
Ameilcan Mineralogist, Volume 58, pages 347-349, 1973
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
Morocco
 
  • Souss-Massa-Draâ Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District)
          • Bouismas (Bouismass)
In the collection of Brent Thorne.
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Bashkortostan Republic (Bashkiria Republic)
        • Uchaly
          • Il'insky ore field
Belogub, E.V., Novoselov, K.A., Kotlyarov, V.A., Fadina, I.B. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(7), 583-589.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Revúca Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
Ďuďa R., 1993 : Die mineralien der Gold und Silber - lagersttäte von Kremnitz ( Kremnica) in der Slowakei. Mineralien Welt /Haltern,Nemecko/,5, s. 20 - 32
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
      • Nižná Slaná (Niedersalz; Alsósajó)
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Huércal-Overa
        • Cuesta Alta
          • Cerro Minado Mines
VIÑALS, J., FAVREAU, G., and EYTIER C. & J.-R. (2010): Bobkingite, capgaronnite, juanitaite, gerhardtite, reevesite and other rare minerals from Cerro Minado, Huercal-Overa (Almería). Mineral Up, 4, 3, 6-23 Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya); in Spanish version (Revista de Minerales).
Sweden
 
  • Västmanland
    • Sala
Kieft, C., Holmgren, J. & Eriksson, G.: (1987): The Silver-Mercury-Antimony minerals of Sala, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 25 :647-658
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Spring Mts
        • Goodsprings District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Iron Point District
        • Valmy
In the collection and collected by Brent Thorne. EDS analyzed by Paul Adams. PXRD analyzed by Tony Kampf.
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