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Merenskyite Mineral Data

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General Merenskyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 386.76 gm
   Bismuth    10.81 %  Bi
   Tellurium  59.39 %  Te
   Palladium  24.76 %  Pd
   Platinum    5.04 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.9Pt0.1Te1.8Bi0.2
Help on Environment: Environment: In disseminated interstitial seggregations of Cu-Fe-Ni sulfides with other platinum group minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: Rustenburg mine, Merensky Reef, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Hans Merensky (1871-1952), who was intrumental in the discovery of the "Reef" also named for him.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Merenskyite + Pronunciation Say MERENSKYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 83642
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