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Norilskite

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About NorilskiteHide

Formula:
(Pd,Ag)2xPb (x = 0.08 - 0.11)
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named after the (type) locality: Noril'sk district
New structure type. Chemically close to plumbopalladinite, 'plumbopolarite', zvyagintsevite, and some unnamed species like 'Unnamed (Pd2Pb)'.

The mineral crystallizes in the Ni13Ga3Ge6 structural type that is related to the nickeline structure.



Classification of NorilskiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2015
First Published:
2017

Physical Properties of NorilskiteHide

Metallic
Streak:
Grey
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN20=296 - 342 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle

Optical Data of NorilskiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Strong
Bireflectance:
Moderate to strong
Reflectivity:
470nmR1=51.1%R2=48.8%
546nmR1=56.8%R2=52.2%
589nmR1=59.9%R2=53.5%
650nmR1=64.7%R2=55.5%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 64.7%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:
Orange-brownish pink
Internal Reflections:
Not present
Comments:
Orange-pink to greyish-pink

Chemical Properties of NorilskiteHide

Formula:
(Pd,Ag)2xPb (x = 0.08 - 0.11)
IMA Formula:
(Pd,Ag)7Pb4
Common Impurities:
Ag

Crystallography of NorilskiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 2 - Trapezohedral
Space Group:
P31 2 1
Setting:
P31 2 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.9656(2) Å, c = 17.2801(4) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.927
Unit Cell V:
1202.92 ų
Z:
6
Morphology:
Anhedral grains

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.220(29)
2.313(91)
2.241(100)
1.610(28)
1.308(38)
1.294(18)
1.211(37)
0.963(44)

Type Occurrence of NorilskiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Anhedral grains forming aggregates, up to ca. 400 μm
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Co-type material is deposited in the collections of the Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, UK, catalogue No BM 2015,1 and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia, catalogue No 4694/1
Empirical Formula of Type Material:
(Pd6.56Ag0.39)Σ6.95(Pb3.97Bi0.03)Σ4.00
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Sluzhenikin, S.F., Stanley, C.J. (2017): Norilskite, (Pd,Ag)7Pb4, a new mineral from Noril'sk-Talnakh deposit, Russia. Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 531-541

Synonyms of NorilskiteHide

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 NorilskiteHide

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Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Sluzhenikin, S.F., Stanley, C.J., Haladova´, P. and Drábek, M. (2015) Norilskite, IMA 2015- 008. CNMNC Newsletter No. 25, June 2015, page 533; Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 529-535.
Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Sluzhenikin, S.F., Stanley, C.J. (2017): Norilskite, (Pd,Ag)7Pb4, a new mineral from Noril'sk-Talnakh deposit, Russia. Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 531-541.

Internet Links for NorilskiteHide

Localities for NorilskiteHide

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.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Krai
      • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Taimyr Peninsula
          • Putoran Plateau
            • Noril'sk
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
Sluzhenikin, S.F. & Mokhov, A.V. (2015): Gold and silver in PGE–Cu–Ni and PGE ores of the Noril’sk deposits, Russia. Mineralium Deposita 50, 465-492.
Sluzhenikin, S.F. & Mokhov, A.V. (2015): Gold and silver in PGE–Cu–Ni and PGE ores of the Noril’sk deposits, Russia. Mineralium Deposita 50, 465-492.; Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Sluzhenikin, S.F., Stanley, C.J., Haladová, P. and Drábek, M. (2015) Norilskite, IMA 2015- 008. CNMNC Newsletter No. 25, June 2015, page 533; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 529-535; Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Sluzhenikin, S.F., Stanley, C.J. (2017): Norilskite, (Pd,Ag)7Pb4, a new mineral from Noril'sk-Talnakh deposit, Russia. Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 531-541
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