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Rhodarsenide

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

Classification of Rhodarsenide

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/A.05-105
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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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Type Occurrence of Rhodarsenide

Type Locality:Srebrnica River, Veluce, Serbia

Physical Properties of Rhodarsenide

Lustre:Metallic
Hardness (Mohs):4 - 5

Crystallography of Rhodarsenide

Crystal System:Orthorhombic

Chemical Properties of Rhodarsenide

Formula:
(Rh,Pd)
 
2
As
Simplified for copy/paste:(Rh,Pd)2As
Essential elements:As, Rh
All elements listed in formula:As, Pd, Rh

Relationship of Rhodarsenide to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.AC.05aAtheneite
Pd
 
2
As
 
0.75
Hg
 
0.25
2.AC.05bVincentite
Pd
 
3
As
2.AC.10cArsenopalladinite
Pd
 
8
(As,Sb)
 
3
2.AC.10bMertieite-II
Pd
 
8
(Sb,As)
 
3
2.AC.10aStillwaterite
Pd
 
8
As
 
3
2.AC.15aIsomertieite
Pd
 
11
Sb
 
2
As
 
2
2.AC.15bMertieite-I
Pd
 
11
(Sb,As)
 
4
2.AC.15aMiessiite
Pd
 
11
Te
 
2
Se
 
2
2.AC.20bPalarstanide
Pd
 
8
(As,Sn)
 
3
2.AC.20aStibiopalladinite
Pd
 
5
Sb
 
2
2.AC.20cMenshikovite
Pd
 
3
Ni
 
2
As
 
3
2.AC.25eMajakite
PdNiAs
2.AC.25aPalladoarsenide
Pd
 
2
As
2.AC.25fPalladobismutharsenide
Pd
 
2
(As,Bi)
2.AC.25cPalladodymite
(Pd,Rh)
 
2
As
2.AC.25dNaldrettite
Pd
 
2
Sb
2.AC.30UM1999-02-As:NiRh
(Rh,Ni)
 
7
As
 
4
2.AC.30Polkanovite
Rh
 
12
As
 
7
2.AC.35aGenkinite
(Pt,Pd,Rh)
 
4
Sb
 
3
2.AC.35bUngavaite
Pd
 
4
Sb
 
3
2.AC.40Polarite
Pd(Bi,Pb)
2.AC.45cBorishanskiite
Pd
 
1+x
(As,Pb)
 
2
, x = 0-0.2
2.AC.45aFroodite
α-PdBi
 
2
2.AC.45bIridarsenite
(Ir,Ru)As
 
2

Other Names for Rhodarsenide

Synonyms:
IMA1996-030
Other Languages:
German:Rhodarsenid

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 Rhodarsenide

Reference List:

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Mineralogical Record: 29: 476.

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

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  • Localities for Rhodarsenide

    (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.
    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
     
    • Veluce
    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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