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Schachnerite

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Formula:
Ag
 
1.1
Hg
 
0.9
System:HexagonalColour:Grey
Lustre:MetallicHardness:
Name:Named after Doris Schachner-Korn (1904-1988), Professor of Mineralogy, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Classification of Schachnerite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.02-50
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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 edition ID:1.1.11.2
Dana 8th edition ID:1.1.8.2

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Hey's CIM Ref.: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

Type Locality:Vertrauen zu Gott Mine, Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Alsenz-Obermoschel, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Year of Discovery:1972

Physical Properties of Schachnerite

Lustre: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:
Ag
 
1.1
Hg
 
0.9
Simplified for copy/paste:Ag1.1Hg0.9
Essential elements:Ag, Hg
All elements listed in formula:Ag, Hg

Relationship of Schachnerite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
Silver Amalgam Group
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
1.AD.05Mercury
Hg
1.AD.10Belendorffite
Cu
 
7
Hg
 
6
1.AD.10Kolymite
Cu
 
7
Hg
 
6
1.AD.15cEugenite
Ag
 
11
Hg
 
2
1.AD.15bLuanheite
Ag
 
3
Hg
1.AD.15dMoschellandsbergite
Ag
 
2
Hg
 
3
1.AD.15aParaschachnerite
Ag
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.AD.20aWeishanite
(Au,Ag)
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.AD.20bGoldamalgam (of Chen et al.)
(Au,Ag)Hg
1.AD.25Potarite
PdHg
1.AD.30Leadamalgam
Pb
 
0.7
Hg
 
0.3
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
1.1Copper
Cu
1.2Silver
Ag
1.5Gold
Au
1.6Auricupride
Cu
 
3
Au
1.7Tetra-auricupride
AuCu
1.8Zinc
Zn
1.9Cadmium
Cd
1.10Danbaite
CuZn
 
2
1.11Zhanghengite
CuZn
1.12Mercury
Hg
1.13Kolymite
Cu
 
7
Hg
 
6
1.14Moschellandsbergite
Ag
 
2
Hg
 
3
1.15Eugenite
Ag
 
11
Hg
 
2
1.17Paraschachnerite
Ag
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.18Luanheite
Ag
 
3
Hg
1.19Weishanite
(Au,Ag)
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.20Indium
In
1.21Aluminium
Al
1.22Khatyrkite
(Cu,Zn)Al
 
2
1.23Cupalite
(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24Diamond
C
1.25Graphite
C
1.26Chaoite
C
1.27Lonsdaleite
C
1.28Silicon
Si
1.29Tin
Sn
1.30Lead
Pb
1.31Anyuiite
Au(Pb,Sb)
 
2
1.31Novodneprite
AuPb
 
3
1.32Leadamalgam
Pb
 
0.7
Hg
 
0.3
1.33Arsenic
As
1.34Arsenolamprite
As
1.35Paxite
CuAs
 
2
1.36Koutekite
Cu
 
5
As
 
2
1.37Domeykite
Cu
 
3
As
1.38Algodonite
(Cu
 
1-x
As
 
x
)
1.39Novakite
Cu
 
20
AgAs
 
10
1.40Kutinaite
Cu
 
2
AgAs
1.41Antimony
Sb
1.42Stibarsen
AsSb
1.43Paradocrasite
Sb
 
3
As
1.44Horsfordite
Cu, Sb
1.45Cuprostibite
Cu
 
2
(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum
(Ag
 
1-x
Sb
 
x
)
1.47Aurostibite
AuSb
 
2
1.48Dyscrasite
Ag
 
3
Sb
1.49Bismuth
Bi
1.50Maldonite
Au
 
2
Bi
1.51Sulphur
S
 
8
1.52Rosickýite
S
1.53Selenium
Se
1.54Tellurium
Te
1.55Chromium
Cr
1.56Rhenium
Re
1.57Iron
Fe
1.58Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.59Ferchromide
Cr
 
1.5
Fe
 
0.5-x
1.60Wairauite
CoFe
1.61Nickel
Ni
1.62Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.64Tetrataenite
FeNi
1.65Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.66Palladium
(Pd,Pt)
1.67Potarite
PdHg
1.68Paolovite
Pd
 
2
Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite
(Pd,Cu)
 
3
Sn
 
2
1.70Cabriite
Pd
 
2
CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I
(Pd,Cu,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.72Atokite
(Pd,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.73Rustenburgite
(Pt,Pd)
 
3
Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite
(Pd,Pt,Au)
 
3
(Pb,Sn)
1.75Plumbopalladinite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
1.76Osmium
(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium
(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82Platinum
Pt
1.83Hongshiite
PtCu
1.84Niggliite
PtSn
1.85Isoferroplatinum
Pt
 
3
Fe
1.86Tetraferroplatinum
PtFe
1.87Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe
1.88Ferronickelplatinum
Pt
 
2
FeNi
1.89Rhodium
(Rh,Pt)
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
1.1.11.1Moschellandsbergite
Ag
 
2
Hg
 
3
1.1.11.3Paraschachnerite
Ag
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.1.11.4Luanheite
Ag
 
3
Hg
1.1.11.5Eugenite
Ag
 
11
Hg
 
2

Other Names for Schachnerite

Synonyms:
IMA1971-055
Other Languages:
German:Schachnerit
Amalgamit
Russian:Шахнерит
Simplified Chinese:六方汞银矿
六方银汞矿
Spanish:Schachnerita

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 Schachnerite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist (1973): 58: 347.

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

European Journal of Mineralogy: 5: 903-914.

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  • Localities for Schachnerite

    The 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. ? 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.
    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.
        • Dobšiná Mining District (Dobschau; Topschau)
    Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
        • Nižná Slaná (Niedersalz)
    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.
        • Goodsprings District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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