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Pašavaite

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Jan Pašava
Formula:
Pd3Pb2Te2
Colour:
gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
9.9
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
In honor of Dr. Jan Pašava (b. 1957 Kolín, Czech Republic), Czech Geological Survey, for his long-term research in PGE deposits.
Properties from synthetic material.


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Classification of PašavaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2008
First Published:
2009
2.BE.30

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
E : With Pb (Bi)
2.3.5.3

2 : SULFIDES
3 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2

Physical Properties of PašavaiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
gray
Streak:
gray
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN25=233 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Imperfect/Fair
weak {001}
Density:
9.9 g/cm3 (Measured)    10.18 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of PašavaiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
distinctly to strongly anisotropic
Bireflectance:
strong bireflectance
Colour in reflected light:
pale pink with brownish tinge
Internal Reflections:
none
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
brownish to light pink

Chemical Properties of PašavaiteHide

Formula:
Pd3Pb2Te2

Crystallography of PašavaiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pmmn
Setting:
Pmmn
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.599(1) Å, b = 5.9381(6) Å, c = 6.3173(8) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.448 : 1 : 1.064
Unit Cell V:
322.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.3152(34)
3.1572(33)
3.0495(100)
2.5456(63)
2.4424(34)
2.2786(42)
2.1637(71)
1.8906(42)

Type Occurrence of PašavaiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Subhedral grains <20 micron in polarite.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Department of Mineralogy in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic, under the catalogue number P1p 15/2007
Geological Setting of Type Material:
in massive Ni-Cu ore
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Drábek, M., Haloda, J., Sidorinová, T. (2009) Pašavaite, Pd3Pb2Te2, a new platinum-group mineral species from the Noril'sk-Talnakh Ni-Cu Camp, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist: 47: 53-62.

Synonyms of PašavaiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BE.05Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Immm
2.BE.10Furutobeite(Cu,Ag)6PbS4Mon.
2.BE.15RhodplumsiteRh3Pb2S2Trig.
2.BE.15ShanditeNi3Pb2S2Trig.
2.BE.20ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2Mon.
2.BE.25Schlemaite(Cu,◻)6(Pb,Bi)Se4Mon. 2/m : P21/m

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

2.3.5.1ShanditeNi3Pb2S2Trig.
2.3.5.2RhodplumsiteRh3Pb2S2Trig.

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 PašavaiteHide

Reference List:
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Laufek F., Vymazalová A., Drábek M., Haloda J., Sidorinová T., Plášil J., Navrátil J. and Plecháček T. (2008) Crystal structure and physical properties of a new platinum-group mineral Pašavaite, Pd3Pb2Te2. Mineralogia - Special Papers: 32: 103.
Piilonen, P.C., Poirier, G., Tait, K.T. (2009) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 94: 1495-1501.
Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Drábek, M., Haloda, J., Sidorinová, T. (2009) Pašavaite, Pd3Pb2Te2, a new platinum-group mineral species from the Noril'sk-Talnakh Ni-Cu Camp, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist: 47: 53-62.
Vymazalová, A., Zaccarini, F., Bakker, R.J. (2014) Raman spectroscopy characterisation of synthetic platinum-group minerals (PGM) in the Pd-Sn-Te and Pd-Pb-Te ternary systems. European Journal of Mineralogy: 26: 711-716.

Internet Links for PašavaiteHide

Localities for PašavaiteHide

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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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Krai
      • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Taimyr Peninsula
          • Putoran Plateau
            • Noril'sk
The Canadian Mineralogist; February 2009; v. 47; no. 1; p. 53-62
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