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Paraschachnerite

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Formula:
Ag3Hg2
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4
This page provides mineralogical data about Paraschachnerite.


Classification of Paraschachnerite

Approved
1.AD.15a

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
D : Mercury-amalgam family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.11.3
1.1.8.3

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
1.17

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Physical Properties of Paraschachnerite

Metallic
Colour:
Grey
Hardness (Mohs):
4

Chemical Properties of Paraschachnerite

Formula:
Ag3Hg2
IMA Formula:
Ag1.2Hg0.8
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Paraschachnerite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.96 Å, b = 5.13 Å, c = 4.83 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.577 : 1 : 0.942
Unit Cell Volume:
V 73.34 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Paraschachnerite

Relationship of Paraschachnerite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
EugeniteAg11Hg2
LuanheiteAg3Hg
SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.AD.05MercuryHg
1.AD.10BelendorffiteCu7Hg6
1.AD.10KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.AD.15cEugeniteAg11Hg2
1.AD.15bLuanheiteAg3Hg
1.AD.15dMoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.AD.15aSchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.AD.20aWeishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.AD.20bGoldamalgam (of Chen et al.)(Au,Ag)Hg
1.AD.25PotaritePdHg
1.AD.30LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)
1.1.11.1MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.1.11.2SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.1.11.4LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.1.11.5EugeniteAg11Hg2

Other Names for Paraschachnerite

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 Paraschachnerite

Reference List:
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen (1972): 117: 1-18.

European Journal of Mineralogy: 5: 903-914.

Baren, M.A. (1996): The Ag-Hg (Silver-Mercury) system. Journal of Phase Equilibria 17, 122–128.

Internet Links for Paraschachnerite

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Localities for Paraschachnerite

This 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.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Saalfelden
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo District
Leblhuber (2000)
Bulgaria
 
  • Sofiya Oblast (Sofia Oblast)
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
Möhn, G., Frohwein, J. & Blaß, G. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Friedrichssegen bei Bad Ems. Lapis 34 (5), 35-40; 58.
    • Palatinate
      • Alsenz-Obermoschel
        • Landsberg (Moschellandsberg)
Ameilcan Mineralogist, Volume 58, pages 347-349, 1973
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
Szakáll,Fehér,Zajzon,2013
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
In the collection of Manfred Kampf. XRD analyzed.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-84017545.html
    • Tuva Republic
      • Pii-Khem District
Belogub, E.V., Novoselov, K.A., Kotlyarov, V.A., Fadina, I.B. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(7), 583-589.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
Ďuďa R., 1993 : Die mineralien der Gold und Silber - lagersttäte von Kremnitz ( Kremnica) in der Slowakei. Mineralien Welt /Haltern,Nemecko/,5, s. 20 - 32
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Huércal-Overa
        • Cuesta Alta
          • Cerro Minado Mines
FAVREAU et al. (2013)
Sweden
 
  • Västmanland
    • Sala
Mineralogical Magazine(1987) 51, 318-321; Kieft, C., Holmgren, J. & Eriksson, G.: (1987): The Silver-Mercury-Antimony minerals of Sala, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 25 :647-658
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