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General Pasavaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd3Pb2Te2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 989.23 gm
   Tellurium  26.06 %  Te
   Palladium  31.84 %  Pd
   Lead       42.10 %  Pb
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd2.96Pb2.01Te2.02
Help on Environment: Environment: Inclustions in polarite grains. Shandite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Talnakh deposit, Noril´┐Żsk-Talnakh camp, Taimyr Autonomous District, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jan Pasava, in recognition of his important contributions to the geochemistry of platinum-group elements in anoxic environments and related ore deposits.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-059