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Schachnerite

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Formula:
Ag1.1Hg0.9
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named after Doris Schachner-Korn (Bockwa near Zwickau, 30 May 1904 - Heidelberg, 1 Apil 1988), Professor of Mineralogy, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen. She was the first female professor in mineralogy and petrography in Germany, and was also a few years senator.
This page provides mineralogical data about Schachnerite.


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Classification of SchachneriteHide

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.:
1.1.11.2
1.1.8.2

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
1.16

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

Physical Properties of SchachneriteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of SchachneriteHide

Formula:
Ag1.1Hg0.9

Crystallography of SchachneriteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.97 Å, c = 4.84 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.63
Unit Cell V:
36.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of SchachneriteHide

Synonyms of SchachneriteHide

Other Language Names for SchachneriteHide

Relationship of Schachnerite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
EugeniteAg11Hg2Iso.
LuanheiteAg3HgHex.
ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2Orth.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Allargentum1 photo of Schachnerite associated with Allargentum on mindat.org.
Connellite1 photo of Schachnerite associated with Connellite on mindat.org.
Malachite1 photo of Schachnerite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.
Cuprite1 photo of Schachnerite associated with Cuprite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.AD.AurihydrargyrumiteAu6Hg5Hex.
1.AD.05MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.AD.10BelendorffiteCu7Hg6Trig.
1.AD.10KolymiteCu7Hg6Iso.
1.AD.15cEugeniteAg11Hg2Iso.
1.AD.15bLuanheiteAg3HgHex.
1.AD.15dMoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.AD.15aParaschachneriteAg3Hg2Orth.
1.AD.20aWeishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AD.20bGoldamalgam (of Chen et al.)(Au,Ag)HgIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.AD.25PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.AD.30LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

1.1.8.1MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.1.8.3ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2Orth.
1.1.8.4LuanheiteAg3HgHex.
1.1.8.5EugeniteAg11Hg2Iso.
1.1.8.6Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

1.1CopperCuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.2SilverAgIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.5GoldAuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.6AuricuprideCu3AuOrth.
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCuTet.
1.8ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.9CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2Iso.
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZnIso.
1.12MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6Iso.
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2Iso.
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2Orth.
1.18LuanheiteAg3HgHex.
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.20IndiumInTet.
1.21AluminiumAlIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2Tet.
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)AlOrth.
1.24DiamondCIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.25GraphiteCHex. 6mm : P63mc
1.26ChaoiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
1.27LonsdaleiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSnTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
1.30LeadPbIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mcm
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
1.33ArsenicAsTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.34ArsenolampriteAsOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
1.35PaxiteCuAs2Mon.
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2Hex.
1.37DomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10Mon.
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7 Iso.
1.41AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.42StibarsenAsSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3AsMon. 2 : B2
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)Hex.
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
1.48DyscrasiteAg3SbOrth. mm2 : Pmm2
1.49BismuthBiTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.50MaldoniteAu2BiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.51SulphurS8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
1.52RosickýiteSMon. 2/m : P2/b
1.53SeleniumSeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
1.54TelluriumTeHex.
1.55ChromiumCrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.56RheniumReHex.
1.57IronFeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-xIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)Iso.
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.64TetrataeniteFeNiTet.
1.65AwaruiteNi3FeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.68PaolovitePd2SnOrth.
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2Hex.
1.70CabriitePd2CuSnOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3SnOrth.
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3SnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74ZvyagintsevitePd3PbIso.
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2Hex.
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)Iso.
1.82PlatinumPtIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.83HongshiitePtCuTrig.
1.84NiggliitePtSnHex.
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3FeIso.
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFeTet.
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFeTet.
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNiTet.
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)Iso.

Other InformationHide

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 SchachneriteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1973): 58: 347.
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 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 SchachneriteHide

Localities for SchachneriteHide

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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Saalfelden
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo District
Leblhuber (2000)
Canada
 
  • New Brunswick
    • Westmorland Co.
H.W. van de Poll and J.K. Sutherland (1976) "Cupiferous reduction spheres in Upper Mississippian redbeds of the Hopewell Group at Dorchester Cape, New Brunswick", Can. J. Earth Sci., 13, 781-789.
China
 
  • Yunnan Province
    • Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture
      • Lanping Co.
        • Baiyangping ore field
          • Western ore zone
Kaixu Chen, Longqing He, Junqi Wei, Aiping Yang, Weiguang Yang, and Huilan Huang (2004): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 24(1), 61-67
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Plzeň Region
      • Radnice (Radnitz)
Litochleb, J., Sejkora, J., Šrein, V.: Amalgamy stříbra - moschellandsbergit a schachnerit ze železnorudného ložiska Březina u Radnic (západní Čechy). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2001, roč. 9, s. 225-229.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Isère
      • Allemont
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1993, 5, pp. 903-914.
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
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)
          • Bouismas (Bouismass)
In the collection of Brent Thorne.
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Bashkortostan Republic (Bashkiria Republic)
        • Uchaly
          • Il'insky ore field
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
    • Revúca Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • 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
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
      • Nižná Slaná (Niedersalz; Alsósajó)
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Huércal-Overa
        • Cuesta Alta
          • Cerro Minado Mines
VIÑALS, J., FAVREAU, G., and EYTIER C. & J.-R. (2010): Bobkingite, capgaronnite, juanitaite, gerhardtite, reevesite and other rare minerals from Cerro Minado, Huercal-Overa (Almería). Mineral Up, 4, 3, 6-23 Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya); in Spanish version (Revista de Minerales).
Sweden
 
  • Västmanland
    • Sala
Kieft, C., Holmgren, J. & Eriksson, G.: (1987): The Silver-Mercury-Antimony minerals of Sala, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 25 :647-658
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Spring Mts
        • Goodsprings District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Iron Point District
        • Valmy
In the collection and collected by Brent Thorne. EDS analyzed by Paul Adams. PXRD analyzed by Tony Kampf.
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