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Temagamite

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Formula:
Pd
 
3
HgTe
 
3
System:OrthorhombicColour:Bright white
Hardness:
Name:Named after its discovery locality, Temagami Mine, Temagani Island, Ontario, Canada.


Telargpalite Group

Classification of Temagamite

IMA status:Approved 1973
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/A.07-50
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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.
Dana 8th edition ID:2.6.5.1

2 : SULFIDES
6 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
Hey's CIM Ref.: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

Type Locality:Copperfields Mine (Temagami Mine), Phyllis Township, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
Year of Discovery:1973

Physical Properties of Temagamite

Lustre: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:
Pd
 
3
HgTe
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:Pd3HgTe3
Essential elements:Hg, Pd, Te
All elements listed in formula:Hg, Pd, Te
Common Impurities:Pt,Bi

Relationship of Temagamite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
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.55Sopcheite
Ag
 
4
Pd
 
3
Te
 
4
2.BC.60Laflammeite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
2.BC.65Tischendorfite
Pd
 
8
Hg
 
3
Se
 
9
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.12.1Seinäjokite
(Fe,Ni)(Sb,As)
 
2
3.12.2Laurite
RuS
 
2
3.12.3Ruthenarsenite
(Ru,Ni)As
3.12.4Anduoite
(Ru,Os)As
 
2
3.12.5Ruarsite
(Ru,Os)AsS
3.12.6Xingzhongite
(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)
 
2
S
 
4
3.12.7Rhodplumsite
Rh
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
3.12.8Cuprorhodsite
(Cu,Fe)Rh
 
2
S
 
4
3.12.9Konderite
Cu
 
3
Pb(Rh,Pt,Ir)
 
8
S
 
16
3.12.10Bowieite
(Rh,Ir,Pt)
 
2
S
 
3
3.12.11Cherepanovite
RhAs
3.12.12Hollingworthite
(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
3.12.13Vysotskite
(Pd,Ni)S
3.12.14Vasilite
(Pd,Cu)
 
16
(S,Te)
 
7
3.12.15Palladseite
Pd
 
17
Se
 
15
3.12.16Oosterboschite
(Pd,Cu)
 
7
Se
 
5
3.12.17Telluropalladinite
Pd
 
9
Te
 
4
3.12.19Sopcheite
Ag
 
4
Pd
 
3
Te
 
4
3.12.20Michenerite
PdBiTe
3.12.21Kotulskite
Pd(Te,Bi)
3.12.22Telargpalite
(Pd,Ag)
 
3
(Te,Bi)
3.12.23Merenskyite
(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)
 
2
3.12.24Palladoarsenide
Pd
 
2
As
3.12.25Stillwaterite
Pd
 
8
As
 
3
3.12.26Atheneite
Pd
 
2
As
 
0.75
Hg
 
0.25
3.12.27Majakite
PdNiAs
3.12.28Palarstanide
Pd
 
8
(As,Sn)
 
3
3.12.29Arsenopalladinite
Pd
 
8
(As,Sb)
 
3
3.12.30Vincentite
Pd
 
3
As
3.12.31Palladobismutharsenide
Pd
 
2
(As,Bi)
3.12.32Stibiopalladinite
Pd
 
5
Sb
 
2
3.12.33Hexatestibiopanickelite
(Pd,Ni)(Sb,Te)
3.12.34Sudburyite
(Pd,Ni)Sb
3.12.35Testibiopalladite
PdTe(Sb,Te)
3.12.36Borovskite
Pd
 
3
SbTe
 
4
3.12.37Isomertieite
Pd
 
11
Sb
 
2
As
 
2
3.12.38Mertieite-I
Pd
 
11
(Sb,As)
 
4
3.12.39Mertieite-II
Pd
 
8
(Sb,As)
 
3
3.12.40Sobolevskite
Pd(Bi,Te)
3.12.41Froodite
α-PdBi
 
2
3.12.42Polarite
Pd(Bi,Pb)
3.12.43Urvantsevite
Pd(Bi,Pb)
 
2
3.12.44Cooperite
PtS
3.12.45Braggite
(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
3.12.46Kharaelakhite
(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
3.12.47Malanite
Cu(Pt
3+
 
,Ir
3+
 
)
 
2
S
 
4
3.12.48Moncheite
(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)
 
2
3.12.49Maslovite
PtBiTe
3.12.50Sperrylite
PtAs
 
2
3.12.51Platarsite
PtAsS
3.12.52Geversite
PtSb
 
2
3.12.53Daomanite
CuPtAsS
 
2
3.12.54Genkinite
(Pt,Pd,Rh)
 
4
Sb
 
3
3.12.55Stumpflite
Pt(Sb,Bi)
3.12.56Insizwaite
Pt(Bi,Sb)
 
2
3.12.57Erlichmanite
OsS
 
2
3.12.58Omeiite
(Os,Ru)As
 
2
3.12.59Osarsite
(Os,Ru)AsS
3.12.60Kashinite
(Ir,Rh)
 
2
S
 
3
3.12.61Inaglyite
Cu
 
3
Pb(Ir,Pt)
 
8
S
 
16
3.12.62Cuproiridsite
(Cu,Fe)Ir
 
2
S
 
4
3.12.63Iridarsenite
(Ir,Ru)As
 
2
3.12.64Irarsite
(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
3.12.65Tolovkite
IrSbS

Other Names for Temagamite

Synonyms:
IMA1973-018
Other Languages:
German:Temagamit
Spanish:Temagamita

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 Temagamite

Reference List:

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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.

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  • Localities for Temagamite

    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.
    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
     
    • 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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