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Porpezite

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Colour:tan to light brownLustre:Metallic
Name:Named by Frobel (Dana6, p 53, (1892)) after a Brazilian locality now lost. Dana7, p 91,(1944) references ["Porpez" (Pompeo ?), Taguaril and other localities in Minas Gerais and Goyaz, Brazil].
A variety of Gold

Gold-Palladium Series.

A tan coloured palladian variety of gold containing 5-10 wt % Pd.

Classification of Porpezite

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Physical Properties of Porpezite

Lustre:Metallic
Colour:tan to light brown
Streak:yellow

Other Names for Porpezite

Other Languages:
German:Porpezit
Spanish:Porpezita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Porpezite

Reference List:

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Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 15 (Fröbel in..).

Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 90, 91.

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  • Localities for Porpezite

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