Petzite R070254

Name: Petzite
RRUFF ID: R070254
Ideal Chemistry: Ag3AuTe2
Locality: Red Jacket mine, Baker County, Oregon, USA
Source: Michael Scott S105690 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Steel grey metallic fragments with subconchoidal fracture, sample used as the standard for the ICDD powder diffraction file
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
RRUFF ID: R070254.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ag3.00Au1.00Te2.00 ; = lighter phase. The darker phase is: Ag3.00(Au0.99Cu0.01)Σ=1Te2.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070254
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 20% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R070254.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.3872(2)Å    b: 10.3872(2)Å    c: 10.3872(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1120.72(6)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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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Petzite

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. Petzit., 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]

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

Frueh A J (1959) The crystallography of petzite, Ag3AuTe2, American Mineralogist, 44, 693-701   [view file]

Cabri L J (1965) Phase relations in the Au-Ag-Te system and their mineralogical significance, Economic Geology, 60, 1569-1606

Chamid S, Pobedimskaya E A, Spiridonov É M, Belov N V (1978) Refinement of the structure of petzite AuAg3Te2, Kristallografiya, 23, 267-269   [view file]

Wagner F E, Sawicki J A, Friedl J, Mandarino J A, Harris D C (1992) Mössbauer spectroscopy of the Ag-Au chalcogenides petzite, fischesserite and uytenbogaardtite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 327-333   [view file]

Hongu H, Yoshiasa A, Nespolo M, Tobase T, Tokudaa M, Sugiyamad K (2019) Crystal structure and XANES investigation of petzite, Ag3AuTe2, Acta Crystallographica, B75, 273-278