Altaite R060939



Name: Altaite
RRUFF ID: R060939
Ideal Chemistry: PbTe
Locality: 870 Level, Mattagami mine, Matagami, Quebec, Canada
Source: Michael Scott S100891 [view label]
Owner: Michael Scott
Description: Gray metallic crystals with excellent cleavage
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Rocksalt (15) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060939.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Pb1.00Te1.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample, Raman peaks are forbidden by symmetry
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RRUFF ID: R060939
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample, Raman peaks are forbidden by symmetry
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060939.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.410(9)Å    b: 6.410(9)Å    c: 6.410(9)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 263.4(1)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Altaite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Haidinger W (1845) Zweite Klasse: Geogenide. XII. Ordung. Metalle. II. Tellur. Altait, in Handbuch der Bestimmenden Mineralogie Bei Braumüller and Seidel Wien 556-559   [view file]

Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321   [view file]

Ramsdell L S (1925) The crystal structure of some metallic sulfides, American Mineralogist, 10, 281-304   [view file]

Thompson R M (1949) The telluride minerals and their occurrence in Canada, American Mineralogist, 34, 342-382   [view file]

Noda Y, Masumoto K, Ohba S, Saito Y, Toriumi K, Iwata Y, Shibuya I (1987) Temperature dependence of atomic thermal parameters of lead chalcogenides, PbS, PbSe and PbTe, Acta Crystallographica, C43, 1443-1445

Knight K S (2016) Does altaite exhibit emphanitic behavior? A high resolution neutron powder diffraction investigation of the crystallographic and thermoelastic properties of PbTe between 10 and 500 k, The Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 1493-1503