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Rhodarsenide

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Formula:
(Rh,Pd)2As
System:
Orthorhombic
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4 - 5
Name:
Named after its chemical composition of rhodium and arsenic.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rhodarsenide.

Classification of Rhodarsenide

Approved
2/A.05-105
2.AC.25b

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
A : Alloys
C : Alloys of metalloids with PGE
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First Recorded Occurrence of Rhodarsenide

Physical Properties of Rhodarsenide

Metallic
Hardness (Mohs):
4 - 5

Crystallography of Rhodarsenide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Chemical Properties of Rhodarsenide

Formula:
(Rh,Pd)2As
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rhodarsenide to other Species

2.AC.05aAtheneitePd2As0.75Hg0.25
2.AC.05bVincentitePd3As
2.AC.10cArsenopalladinitePd8(As,Sb)3
2.AC.10bMertieite-IIPd8(Sb,As)3
2.AC.10aStillwateritePd8As3
2.AC.15aIsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
2.AC.15bMertieite-IPd11(Sb,As)4
2.AC.15aMiessiitePd11Te2Se2
2.AC.20bPalarstanidePd8(As,Sn)3
2.AC.20aStibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
2.AC.20cMenshikovitePd3Ni2As3
2.AC.25eMajakitePdNiAs
2.AC.25aPalladoarsenidePd2As
2.AC.25fPalladobismutharsenidePd2(As,Bi)
2.AC.25cPalladodymite(Pd,Rh)2As
2.AC.25dNaldrettitePd2Sb
2.AC.30UM1999-02-As:NiRh(Rh,Ni)7As4
2.AC.30PolkanoviteRh12As7
2.AC.35aGenkinite(Pt,Pd,Rh)4Sb3
2.AC.35bUngavaitePd4Sb3
2.AC.40PolaritePd(Bi,Pb)
2.AC.45cBorishanskiitePd1+x(As,Pb)2 , x = 0-0.2
2.AC.45aFrooditeα-PdBi2
2.AC.45bIridarsenite(Ir,Ru)As2

Other Names for Rhodarsenide

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 Rhodarsenide

Reference List:
Mineralogical Record: 29: 476.

European Journal of Mineralogy (1997): 9: 1321-1325.

Internet Links for Rhodarsenide

Localities for Rhodarsenide

(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.
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
      • Kolyma area
        • Bol'shoi Anyui River Basin
          • Baimka River
            • Aluchinskii Massif (Aluchin horst)
Gornostayev, S.S., Crocket, J.H., Mochalov, A.G., and Lajoki, K.V.O. (1999) The platinum-group minerals of the Baimka placer deposits, Aluchin horst, Russian Far East. Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1117-1129.
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
Sidorov, E. G., Tolstykh, N. D., Podlipsky, M. Y., & Pakhomov, I. O. (2004). Placer PGE minerals from the Filippa clinopyroxenite-dunite massif (Kamchatka). Geologiya i Geofizika (Russian Geology and Geophysics), 45(9), 1128-1144.
[CanMin 38 p1251-1264 "The association of platinum-group minerals in placers of the Pustaya River, Kamchatka, Russia"]
Serbia
 
  • Rasina District
    • Trstenik
      • Veluće
Eur.J.Mineral.(1997) 9, 1321-1325
South Africa
 
  • Limpopo Province
    • Bushveld Complex
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 43, pp. 1711-1734 (2005)
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