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Mineral: Osmium: (Os,Ir)  
Cooperite: (Pt,Pd,Ni)S  
Vasilite: (Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7  
Vysotskite: (Pd,Ni)S
Comments: BSE image taken with a SEM of the sulfide-dominant microparagenesis filling a gas vacuole. Cooperite crystal surrounded by Pd-Cu-Pt-S phase (vasilite?), vysotskite and osmium laths (white) in chalcopyrite-bornite matrix (dark). (CanMin 38:1258).
Location: Pustaya River placer deposit, situated within the Koryak-Kamchatka platinum-bearing belt of Alaskan-type intrusions in eastern Russia.
Scale: See Image.
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