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Skaergaardite Mineral Data

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General Skaergaardite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuPd
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 173.19 gm
   Zinc        1.47 %  Zn
   Iron        3.87 %  Fe
   Copper     30.09 %  Cu
   Tin         1.10 %  Sn
   Tellurium   0.29 %  Te
   Palladium  59.42 %  Pd
   Platinum    1.13 %  Pt
   Lead        0.36 %  Pb
   Gold        2.27 %  Au
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.96Au0.02Pt0.01Cu0.82Fe0+0.12Zn0.03Sn0.01Te0.004Pb0.003
Help on Environment: Environment: Minor sulfide phase associated with an ultrabasic, rhythmically layered gabbroic body. CsCl structure, isostructural with wairauite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Skaergaard intrusion, Kangerdlugssuaq area, East Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-049