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Borovskite

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Formula:
Pd3SbTe4
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Dark gray
Hardness:
3
Name:
For Igor Borisovich Borovskii, Russian microprobe analyst.
This page provides mineralogical data about Borovskite.

Classification of Borovskite

Approved
2.LA.60

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

2 : SULFIDES
8 : AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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

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:

Physical Properties of Borovskite

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

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:
Pd3SbTe4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Pt,Ni,Fe,Bi

Relationship of Borovskite to other Species

2.LA.10DervilliteAg2AsS2
2.LA.15DaomaniteCuPtAsS2
2.LA.20VaughaniteTlHgSb4S7
2.LA.25CriddleiteTlAg2Au3Sb10S10
2.LA.30Fettelite[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
2.LA.35Chaméanite(Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4
2.LA.40ArcubisiteAg6CuBiS4
2.LA.45MgriiteCu3AsSe3
2.LA.50BenleonarditeAg8(Sb,As)Te2S3
2.LA.55TsnigriiteAg9SbTe3(S,Se)3
2.LA.65JonassoniteAuBi5S4
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
3.12.18TemagamitePd3HgTe3
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)
3.12.37IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
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 Borovskite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Borovskit
Simplified Chinese:亮碲锑钯矿
Spanish:Borovskita

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 Borovskite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 59: 873.

Internet Links for Borovskite

Localities for Borovskite

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.
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 (TL)
 
  • 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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