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Vysotskite Mineral Data

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General Vysotskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Ni)S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 126.55 gm
   Nickel     11.59 %  Ni
   Palladium  63.07 %  Pd
   Sulfur     25.34 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.75Ni0.25S
Help on Environment: Environment: In andesine diabases and in ultramafic layered intrusives. As disseminations that probably are crystallized products, at magmatic temperatures, of a residual immiscible sulfide melt .
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Noril'sk region, Noyask, western Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for N. K. Vysotskii, Soviet geologist, who first found platinum at Noril'sk, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vysotskite + Pronunciation Say VYSOTSKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26766
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