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Moncheite Mineral Data

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General Moncheite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 468.81 gm
   Bismuth    22.29 %  Bi
   Tellurium  40.83 %  Te
   Palladium   5.68 %  Pd
   Platinum   31.21 %  Pt
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             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt0.75Pd0.25Te1.5Bi0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: As grains in chalcopyrite, also overgrowing merenskyite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963
Help on Locality: Locality: Monchegorsk deposit, Monche Tundra, Murmansk,Kola peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Moncheite + Pronunciation Say MONCHEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 41385
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