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Formula:
Pd
 
3
SbTe
 
4
System:IsometricColour:Dark gray
Hardness:3
Name:For Igor Borisovich Borovskii, Russian microprobe analyst.
This page provides mineralogical data about Borovskite.

Classification of Borovskite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/A.07-60
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.LA.60

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
L : Unclassified Sulfosalts
A : Without essential Pb
Dana 8th edition ID:2.8.1.7

2 : SULFIDES
8 : AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.12.36

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 Borovskite

Type Locality:Khautovaara Cu-Ni Deposit, Suoyarvi, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Leningrad Mining Institute
Year of Discovery:1973
Geological Setting of type material:Massive pentlandite-chalcopyrite-pyrrhotite ores of hydrothermal origin.
Associated Minerals at type locality:
PentlanditeChalcopyritePyrrhotiteAltaite

Physical Properties of Borovskite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Dark gray
Hardness (Mohs):3
Hardness (Vickers):VHN10=88.3 kg/mm2
Density (calculated):8.25 g/cm3

Crystallography of Borovskite

Crystal System:Isometric
Cell Parameters:a = 5.794(8) Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 194.51 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:1
Morphology:Irregular grains to 0.2mm

Optical Data of Borovskite

Type:Isotropic
Anisotropism:to slightly anisotropic
Colour in reflected light:White

Chemical Properties of Borovskite

Formula:
Pd
 
3
SbTe
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:Pd3SbTe4
Essential elements:Pd, Sb, Te
All elements listed in formula:Pd, Sb, Te
Common Impurities:Pt,Ni,Fe,Bi

Relationship of Borovskite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.LA.10Dervillite
Ag
 
2
AsS
 
2
2.LA.15Daomanite
CuPtAsS
 
2
2.LA.20Vaughanite
TlHgSb
 
4
S
 
7
2.LA.25Criddleite
TlAg
 
2
Au
 
3
Sb
 
10
S
 
10
2.LA.30Fettelite
[Ag
 
6
As
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
10
HgAs
 
2
S
 
8
]
2.LA.35Chaméanite
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
As(Se,S)
 
4
2.LA.40Arcubisite
Ag
 
6
CuBiS
 
4
2.LA.45Mgriite
Cu
 
3
AsSe
 
3
2.LA.50Benleonardite
Ag
 
8
(Sb,As)Te
 
2
S
 
3
2.LA.55Tsnigriite
Ag
 
9
SbTe
 
3
(S,Se)
 
3
2.LA.65Jonassonite
AuBi
 
5
S
 
4
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
3.12.18Temagamite
Pd
 
3
HgTe
 
3
3.12.19Sopcheite
Ag
 
4
Pd
 
3
Te
 
4
3.12.20Michenerite
PdBiTe
3.12.21Kotulskite
Pd(Te,Bi)
 
1-2
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)
3.12.37Isomertieite
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
PdBi
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
(Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS
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 Borovskite

Synonyms:
IMA1972-032
Other Languages:
German:Borovskit
Russian:Боровскит
Simplified Chinese:亮碲锑钯矿
Spanish:Borovskita

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 Borovskite

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American Mineralogist: 59: 873.

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  • Localities for Borovskite

    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.
    Canada
     
    • Manitoba
      • Flin Flon District
        • Bear Lake
    Olivo & Theyer (2004) CM 42, 667
    China
     
    • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
      • Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture)
        • Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.)
    Jingbin Wang, Yuwang Wang, and Lijuan Wang (1998): Geological Exploration for Non-Ferrous Metals 7(3), 142-145
    • Sichuan Province
      • Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture
        • Huili Co.
    Yao, Y., and Viljoen, M.J. (2003): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2003, A560
      • Panzhihua Prefecture
        • Miyi Co.
    Yao, Y., and Viljoen, M.J. (2003): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2003, A560
      • Ya'an Prefecture
        • Shimian Co.
    Yao, Y., and Viljoen, M.J. (2003): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2003, A560
    Norway
     
    • Nord-Trøndelag
      • Grong
        • Grong ore field
    Nilsson, L. P. & Larsen, R. B. (1998): 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
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Suoyarvi
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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