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Miessiite Mineral Data

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General Miessiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd11Te2Se2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,589.46 gm
   Tellurium  16.78 %  Te
   Palladium  73.78 %  Pd
   Selenium    9.44 %  Se
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd11.02Te2.09Se1.9
Help on Environment: Environment: Discovered along with placer gold and PGM nuggets. Isomertieite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Miessi (in Saami language, Miessijohka) River placers, Lemmenjoki area, Inari commune, Lapland, Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2006-013