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Verbeekite Mineral Data

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General Verbeekite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PdSe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 264.34 gm
   Palladium  40.26 %  Pd
   Selenium   59.74 %  Se
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PdSe2
Help on Environment: Environment: Se-rich sulfide lens. Replaced by oosterboschite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Musonoi mine, near Kolwezi, Shaba Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Theodore Verbeek (1927-1991) who did the original studies on the Se-bearing lens.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-005