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Temagamite

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Formula:
Pd3HgTe3
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Bright white
Hardness:
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, Temagami Mine, Temagani Island, Ontario, Canada.
Telargpalite Group

Classification of Temagamite

Approved 1973
2.BC.50

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.
2.6.5.1

2 : SULFIDES
6 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
3.12.18

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 Temagamite

Year of Discovery:
1973

Physical Properties of Temagamite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Bright white
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Temagamite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.6Å, b = 12.18Å, c = 6.79Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.952 : 1 : 0.557
Unit Cell Volume:
V 959.35 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Temagamite

Formula:
Pd3HgTe3
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Pt,Bi

Relationship of Temagamite to other Species

2.BC.UM2004-45-Se:AgHgPd(Ag,Cu)6Hg2Pd2Se3
2.BC.05PalladseitePd17Se15
2.BC.05MiassiteRh17S15
2.BC.05UM2000-47-S:CuFePdPt(Cu,Fe,Pd,Pt,Rh)9S8
2.BC.10Oosterboschite(Pd,Cu)7Se5
2.BC.15ChrisstanleyiteAg2Pd3Se4
2.BC.15JagüéiteCu2Pd3Se4
2.BC.20KeithconnitePd20Te7
2.BC.25Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
2.BC.30TelluropalladinitePd9Te4
2.BC.35LuberoitePt5Se4
2.BC.40Oulankaite(Pd,Pt)5(Cu,Fe)4SnTe2S2
2.BC.45Telargpalite(Pd,Ag)3(Te,Bi)
2.BC.55SopcheiteAg4Pd3Te4
2.BC.60LaflammeitePd3Pb2S2
2.BC.65TischendorfitePd8Hg3Se9
3.12.1Seinäjokite(Fe,Ni)(Sb,As)2
3.12.2LauriteRuS2
3.12.3Ruthenarsenite(Ru,Ni)As
3.12.4Anduoite(Ru,Os)As2
3.12.5Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
3.12.6Xingzhongite(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4
3.12.7RhodplumsiteRh3Pb2S2
3.12.8Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
3.12.9KonderiteCu3Pb(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16
3.12.10Bowieite(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S3
3.12.11CherepanoviteRhAs
3.12.12Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
3.12.13Vysotskite(Pd,Ni)S
3.12.14Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
3.12.15PalladseitePd17Se15
3.12.16Oosterboschite(Pd,Cu)7Se5
3.12.17TelluropalladinitePd9Te4
3.12.19SopcheiteAg4Pd3Te4
3.12.20MicheneritePdBiTe
3.12.21KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
3.12.22Telargpalite(Pd,Ag)3(Te,Bi)
3.12.23Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
3.12.24PalladoarsenidePd2As
3.12.25StillwateritePd8As3
3.12.26AtheneitePd2As0.75Hg0.25
3.12.27MajakitePdNiAs
3.12.28PalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
3.12.29ArsenopalladinitePd8(As,Sb)3
3.12.30VincentitePd3As
3.12.31PalladobismutharsenidePd2(As,Bi)
3.12.32StibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
3.12.33Hexatestibiopanickelite(Pd,Ni)(Sb,Te)
3.12.34Sudburyite(Pd,Ni)Sb
3.12.35TestibiopalladitePdTe(Sb,Te)
3.12.36BorovskitePd3SbTe4
3.12.37IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
3.12.38Mertieite-IPd11(Sb,As)4
3.12.39Mertieite-IIPd8(Sb,As)3
3.12.40SobolevskitePd(Bi,Te)
3.12.41Frooditeα-PdBi2
3.12.42PolaritePd(Bi,Pb)
3.12.43UrvantsevitePd(Bi,Pb)2
3.12.44CooperitePtS
3.12.45Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
3.12.46Kharaelakhite(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8
3.12.47MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
3.12.48Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
3.12.49MaslovitePtBiTe
3.12.50SperrylitePtAs2
3.12.51PlatarsitePtAsS
3.12.52GeversitePtSb2
3.12.53DaomaniteCuPtAsS2
3.12.54Genkinite(Pt,Pd,Rh)4Sb3
3.12.55StumpflitePt(Sb,Bi)
3.12.56InsizwaitePt(Bi,Sb)2
3.12.57ErlichmaniteOsS2
3.12.58Omeiite(Os,Ru)As2
3.12.59Osarsite(Os,Ru)AsS
3.12.60Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
3.12.61InaglyiteCu3Pb(Ir,Pt)8S16
3.12.62Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
3.12.63Iridarsenite(Ir,Ru)As2
3.12.64Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
3.12.65TolovkiteIrSbS

Other Names for Temagamite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Temagamit
Spanish:Temagamita

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 Temagamite

Reference List:
CABRI, L.J., LAFLAMME, J.H.G. & STEWART, J.M. (1973): Temagamite, a new palladium-mercury telluride from the Temagami copper deposit, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 193-198.

Internet Links for Temagamite

Localities for Temagamite

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Roebourne Shire
      • Karratha
HOATSON,DM, WALLACE,DA, SUN,S-S, MACIAS,LF, SIMPSON,CJ and KEAYS,RR (1992) Petrology and platinum-group-element geochemistry of Archaean layered mafic-ultramafic intrusions, west Pilbara block, Western Australia. AGSO Bull. 242, 319pp. plus map.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Kamloops Mining Division
      • Kamloops
Garagan, M. J. (2014). Textural and spatial relationship between platinum-group elements and alteration assemblages in the Afton porphyry system, Kamloops, British Columbia. BS Thesis St. Marys University, Halifax
  • Manitoba
    • Flin Flon District
      • Bear Lake
Olivo & Theyer (2004) CM 42, 667
  • Ontario
    • Nipissing District
      • Phyllis Township
CABRI, L.J., LAFLAMME, J.H.G. & STEWART, J.M. (1973): Temagamite, a new palladium-mercury telluride from the Temagami copper deposit, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 193-198.
    • Sudbury District
      • Rathbun Township
Econ Geol (1986) 81:1272-1277
    • Thunder Bay District
      • O'Neill Township
5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
  • Québec
    • Côte-Nord
      • Caniapiscau RCM
Beaudoin, G., Laurent, R. & Ohnenstetter, D. (1990) First report of platinum-group minerals at Blue Lake, Labrador Through, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist 28, 409-418.
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Nunavik
        • Ungava
Charlie L. Seabrook, Hazel M. Prichard and Peter C. Fisher (2004) Platinum-group minerals in the Raglan Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide deposit, Cape Smith, Quebec, Canada (in Platinum-group elements; petrology, geochemistry, mineralogy) The Canadian Mineralogist 42:485-497
Germany
 
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Harz
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Norway
 
  • Nord-Trøndelag
    • Grong
      • Grong ore field
Grønlie, A. (1988): Platinum-group minerals in the Lillefjellklumpen nickel-copper deposit, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 68, 65-72 + Neumann (1985, p. 35).
  • Rogaland
    • Karmøy
Nilsson, L. P. & Larsen, R. B. (11998): Edle mineraler i mafiske og ultramafiske bergarter- en oppsummering av platina-gruppe mineraler (PGM) funnet i Norge i de senere år. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 14: 40-49
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Nkangala District
      • Waterval
http://www.minsoc.org.za/pubs/BaseMetals2003.pdf
H.F.J. Theart and C.D. de Nooy (2001) The Platinum Group Minerals in two parts of the Massive Sulphide Body of the Uitkomst Complex, Mpumalanga, South Africa. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY, VOLUME 104, PAGE 287-300
Sweden
 
  • Lappland
    • Vittangi
IMA 18th General Meeting, Programme with Abstracts, 266
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough
      • Ketchikan District
        • Prince of Wales Island
          • Kasaan Peninsula
www.cannonmicroprobe.com/Mineral_Specimens.htm; Econ Geol(1992) 87:185-184; US Geological Survey, 2005, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF)
  • Montana
    • Stillwater Co.
      • Nye
Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Canadian Mineralogist Vol.24, pp. 329-346 (1986)
  • Wyoming
    • Albany Co.
      • New Rambler District
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
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