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|Member of the triple system PdTe-PdBi-PdSb with a continuous isomorphic series along Te-Bi and Bi-Sb sides of triangle. Isomorphism along Te-Sb side is complicated in absence of Bi especially for high-Te compositions.|
Classification of Sudburyite
|IMA status:||Approved 1973|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||2/C.20-90|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||2.CC.05|
2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
C : With Ni, Fe, Co, PGE, etc.
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||3.12.34|
3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
12 : Sulphides etc. of the platinum metals
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Type Occurrence of Sudburyite
|Type Locality:||Copper Cliff South Mine, Snider Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada|
|Year of Discovery:||1973|
Physical Properties of Sudburyite
Crystallography of Sudburyite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 4.07Å, c = 5.58Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 1.371|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 80.05 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Chemical Properties of Sudburyite
Member of the triple system PdTe-PdBi-PdSb with a continuous isomorphic series along Te-Bi and Bi-Sb sides of triangle. Isomorphism along Te-Sb side is complicated in absence of Bi especially for high-Te compositions.
|Essential elements:||Pd, Sb|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ni, Pd, Sb|
Relationship of Sudburyite to other Species
|Member of:||Nickeline Group|
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Other Names for Sudburyite
|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 Sudburyite
CABRI, L.J. & LAFLAMME, J.H.G. (1974 ): Sudburyite, a new palladium-antimony mineral from Sudbury, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 275-279.
FU, PING-CHIU, KUNG YU-HUA & LIU CHANG (1979): Crystal structure of sudburyite. Ti Ch=iu Hua Hseuh, 72-75 (in Chinese).
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Localities for Sudburyite
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Locality Updated: Portland Harbour Trust Quarry, Cape Sir William Grant, Portland, Victoria, AustraliaFrom Peter Hall, 29th Jul 2014 22:43:03