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Bortnikovite Mineral Data

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General Bortnikovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd4Cu3Zn
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 691.46 gm
   Zinc        8.10 %  Zn
   Iron        1.43 %  Fe
   Copper     27.55 %  Cu
   Palladium  58.82 %  Pd
   Platinum    4.09 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd3.82Pt0.14Cu2.99Zn0.85Fe0+0.17
Help on Environment: Environment: Overgrowth rims on isoferroplatinum grain concentrates from the Konder PGM placer deposit which is derived from the Konder alkaline ultramafic massif.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Konder river, Ayan-Maya region, Aldan Plateau, Khabarovsk District, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nikolai Stefanovich Bortnikov, mineralogist and researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2006-027