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General Nielsenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PdCu3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 295.63 gm
   Iron        2.38 %  Fe
   Copper     67.35 %  Cu
   Palladium  30.27 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.84Cu0.13Fe0+0.12Cu3
Help on Environment: Environment: Discovered in non-magnetic heavy concentrates from drill core taken from Pd5 level of the Skaergaard intrusion and in a bulk sample obtained by blasting at the toe of Forbindelses-g letscher,
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Skaergaard Intrusion, Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Troels F.D. Nielsen (b. 1950), a geologist with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2004-046