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Michenerite Mineral Data

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General Michenerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Pt)BiTe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 465.17 gm
   Bismuth    44.93 %  Bi
   Tellurium  27.43 %  Te
   Palladium  17.16 %  Pd
   Platinum   10.48 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.75Pt0.25BiTe
Help on Environment: Environment: A principle palladium minera in Cu-Ni sulfide deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Frood mine, McKim Township, Sudbury district, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for C. E. Michener, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Michenerite + Pronunciation Say MICHENERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40050
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