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Melonite

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Formula:
NiTe
 
2
System:TrigonalHardness:1 - 1½
Name:After the type locality - the Melones Mine, Calaveras County, California.

Classification of Melonite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/D.28-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.EA.20

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
A : M:S = 1:2 - With Cu, Ag, Au
Dana 8th edition ID:2.12.14.1

2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.11.22

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
11 : Sulphides etc. of Ni
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Type Occurrence of Melonite

Type Locality:Stanislaus Mine, Carson Hill, Carson Hill District (Melones District), Mother Lode Belt, Calaveras Co., California, USA
Year of Discovery:1868

Physical Properties of Melonite

Hardness (Mohs):1 - 1½

Crystallography of Melonite

Crystal System:Trigonal
Cell Parameters:a = 3.84Å, c = 5.26Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.37
Unit Cell Volume:V 67.17 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Melonite

Formula:
NiTe
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:NiTe2
Essential elements:Ni, Te
All elements listed in formula:Ni, Te
Common Impurities:Pd,Pt,Ag,Bi

Relationship of Melonite to other Species

Series:Forms a series with Merenskyite (see here)
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.EA.05Sylvanite
(Au,Ag)
 
2
Te
 
4
2.EA.10Calaverite
AuTe
 
2
2.EA.15Kostovite
CuAuTe
 
4
2.EA.15Krennerite
(Au,Ag)Te
 
2
2.EA.20Berndtite
SnS
 
2
2.EA.20Kitkaite
NiTeSe
2.EA.20Merenskyite
(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)
 
2
2.EA.20Moncheite
(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)
 
2
2.EA.20Shuangfengite
IrTe
 
2
2.EA.20Sudovikovite
PtSe
 
2
2.EA.25Verbeekite
PdSe
 
2
2.EA.30Drysdallite
Mo(Se,S)
 
2
2.EA.30Jordisite
MoS
 
2
2.EA.30Molybdenite
MoS
 
2
2.EA.30Tungstenite
WS
 
2
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

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3.11.1Heazlewoodite
Ni
 
3
S
 
2
3.11.2Godlevskite
(Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
3.11.3Millerite
NiS
3.11.4Polydymite
Ni
2+
 
Ni
3+
2
S
 
4
3.11.5Vaesite
NiS
 
2
3.11.6Shandite
Ni
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
3.11.7Donharrisite
Ni
 
8
Hg
 
3
S
 
9
3.11.8Violarite
Fe
2+
 
Ni
3+
2
S
 
4
3.11.9Pentlandite
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
3.11.10Bravoite
(Fe,Ni)S
 
2
3.11.11Siegenite
CoNi
 
2
S
 
4
-NiCo
 
2
S
 
4
3.11.12Fletcherite
Cu(Ni,Co)
 
2
S
 
4
3.11.13Villamaninite
(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S
 
2
3.11.14Mäkinenite
γ-NiSe
3.11.15Sederholmite
beta-NiSe
3.11.16Trüstedtite
Ni
 
3
Se
 
4
3.11.17Wilkmanite
Ni
 
3
Se
 
4
3.11.18Kullerudite
NiSe
 
2
3.11.19Penroseite
(Ni,Co,Cu)Se
 
2
3.11.20Tyrrellite
Cu(Co
3+
 
,Ni
3+
 
)
 
2
Se
 
4
3.11.21Imgreite
NiTe (?)
3.11.23Kitkaite
NiTeSe
3.11.24Dienerite
3.11.25Orcelite
Ni
 
5-x
As
 
2
3.11.26Maucherite
Ni
 
11
As
 
8
3.11.27Nickeline
NiAs
3.11.28Rammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
3.11.29Pararammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
3.11.30Nickelskutterudite
NiAs
 
2-3
3.11.31Oregonite
Ni
 
2
FeAs
 
2
3.11.32Westerveldite
(Fe,Ni,Co)As
3.11.33Langisite
(Co,Ni)As
3.11.34Gersdorffite
NiAsS
3.11.35Jolliffeite
NiAsSe
3.11.36Breithauptite
NiSb
3.11.38Ullmannite
NiSbS
3.11.39Willyamite
(Co,Ni)SbS

Other Names for Melonite

Other Languages:
German:Melonit
Russian:Мелонит
Simplified Chinese:碲镍矿
Spanish:Melonita
Varieties:
Bismuthian Palladian MeloniteCo-rich MelonitePalladian MelonitePalladoan Melonite

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 Melonite

Reference List:

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Genth (1868) American Journal of Science: 45: 313.

Hillebrand, William Francis (1899), Mineralogical notes: melonite (?), coloradoite, petzite, hessite American Journal of Science, 4th. series: 8: 295-298.

Ramdohr (1937) Zbl. Min.: A: 193.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (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: 341.

Canadian Mineralogist (1969): 9: 626.

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    Localities for Melonite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Argentina
     
    • Catamarca
      • Andalgalá Department
    Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    • Salta
      • Organullo Mining District
    Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
    • San Luis
    Mineralogical Magazine 1997 61 : 861-877; FERRACUTTI, G.; BJERG, E. and MOGESSIE, A.. Precious and base metals in Las Águilas, Sierra de San Luis: Mineralogy, genesis and evolution. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2007, vol.62, n.3, pp. 434-446.; Mineralogy and Petrology (2000) 68: 85-114; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    Armenia
     
    • Gelark'unik' Province (Geghark'unik')
      • Vardenis
    Australia
     
    • South Australia
      • Flinders Ranges
        • North Flinders Ranges
          • Vulkathunha - Gammon Ranges National Park
    Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. & Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., 1908, Record of The Mines of South Australia , 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide. pg 330
      • Stuart Shelf
        • Roxby Downs
    Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
    • Western Australia
      • Coolgardie Shire
    J. F. Carpentier collection; Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
          • Kambalda Nickel mines
    Personal communication from Robert Noble.
    Econ Geol (1986) 81:1218-1225
    Econ Geol (1986) 81:1218-1225
            • Otter Juan mine
    Econ Geol (1986) 81:1218-1225
      • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
        • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    Canadian Mineralogist (2003) 41, 1503-1524
    Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
      • Laverton Shire
        • Duketon
    Sulfides and Sulfarsenides from the Rosie Nickel Prospect, Duketon Greenstone Belt, Western Australia; B Godel, I Gonzalez-alvarez, S Barnes, SJ Barnes, P Parker, J Day, Economic Geology, Mar-Apr 2012, V107, No2, pp275-294
        • Mount Weld Station
    Sung, Y.-H., et al., "Tellurides from the Sunrise Dam gold deposit, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: a new occurrence of nagyagite", Mineralogy & Petrology 91, 249-270(2007)
      • Ngaanyatjarraku Shire
        • West Musgrave Block
          • Jamieson Community (Mantamaru)
    Mineral. Deposita 42 (2007) 551-581.
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Hafner group
          • Pölla valley
            • Zanaischg (Zaneischg)
    A.Pichler (2009)
        • Malta valley
          • Malta
    Pichler (2009)
    Pichler (2009)
    • Salzburg
      • Lungau
        • Murwinkel
          • Schellgaden
            • Gold mines
    C. Auer: Lapis 20(11):11-20 (1995)
            • Katschberg
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
    Belgium
     
    • Luxembourg Province
      • Stavelot Massif
    Michel Bloindieau
          • Cahai (Cahay)
    Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M. & van der Meersche, E. (2002): Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Ed., 304 p.
    [var: Palladian Melonite] No reference listed
    Botswana
     
    • North-East District
      • Francistown District
    Maier, W.D., Barnes, S.-J., Chinyepi, G., Barton, Jr., J.M., Eglington, B., and Setshedi, I. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 37-60.
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Fortaleza de Minas
    Brenner et al (1990) Econ Geol 85:904-920
    • Pará
      • Carajás mineral province
        • Canaã dos Carajás
          • Sossego Mine
    Monteiro, L.V.S., Xavier, R.P., de Carvalho, E.R., Hitzman, M.W., Johnson, C.A., de Souza Filho, C.R., and Torresi, I. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 129-159.
    Monteiro, L.V.S., Xavier, R.P., de Carvalho, E.R., Hitzman, M.W., Johnson, C.A., de Souza Filho, C.R., and Torresi, I. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 129-159.
    Canada
     
    • Ontario
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
        • Creighton-Davies Township
    Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
        • Denison Township
    Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
    Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
        • Falconbridge Township
    Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
        • Garson Township
    LeFort, D.T. (2012) A mineralogical and fluid inclusion study of modified, contact style Ni-Cu-PGE ores in the #1 and #4 shear zones, Garson Mine, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Unpublished M.Sc thesis, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 189p.
        • Levack Township
    Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
          • Fraser mine
    Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
    Sarah A. S. Dare, Sarah-Jane Barnes, Hazel M. Prichard und Peter C. Fisher (2011): Chalcophile and platinum-group element (PGE) concentrations in the sulfide minerals from the McCreedy East deposit, Sudbury, Canada, and the origin of PGE in pyrite. Mineralium Deposita 46, 381-407.; Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
    Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
        • Snider Township
    Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
        • Wisner Township
    Econ. Geol. 103 (2008) 1005-1028.
      • Thunder Bay District
        • Bomby Township
    Dana's New Mineralogy
    Ann P.Sabina (1991), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49. p.86
    Mulja & Mitchell (1990)
        • Lac des Iles Area
    CanMin 22:233-237
    D. H. Watkinson and G. Dunning v(1979) Geology and platinum-group mineralization, Lac-des-Iles Complex, northwestern Ontario. Can Mineral 17:453-462
        • Seeley Lake Area
    Mulja, T. & Mitchell, R.H. (1990) Platinum-group minerals and tellurides from the Geordi Lake intrusion, Coldwell complex, Northwestern Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist 28, 489-501.
      • Timiskaming District
    Sabina, A.P (2003) Rocks and minerals for the collector: Kirkland Lake - Rouyn-Noranda - Val-d'Or, Ontario and Quebec; Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 77, 322 pages,
        • Teck Township
    Ann P.Sabina (2003), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Kirkland Lake-Rouyn-Noranda-Val-d’Or, Ontario and Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 77, p.29
    Ann P.Sabina (2003), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Kirkland Lake-Rouyn-Noranda-Val-d’Or, Ontario and Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 77, p.24
    Ann P.Sabina (2003), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Kirkland Lake-Rouyn-Noranda-Val-d’Or, Ontario and Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 77, p.27
    Geological Survey of Canada Paper 73-30
    Geological Survey of Canada Paper 73-30
    • Québec
      • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
        • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
          • Malartic
    Sabina, A.P. (2003) Rocks & Minerals for the collector; Kirkland Lake - Rouyne-Noranda - Val d'Or, Ontario & Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 77, 149.
          • Val d'Or
    Sabina, A.P. (2003) Rocks & Minerals for the collector; Kirkland Lake - Rouyn-Noranda - Val d'Or, Ontario & Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 77, 308 p.
        • Rouyn-Noranda TE
    SABINA, A.P. (2003): Rocks & Minerals for the collector; Kirkland Lake - Rouyn-Noranda - Val d'Or, Ontario & Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 77, Pg. 54-56.
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Am Min (1948) 31:515-526
      • Nord-du-Québec
        • Nunavik
          • Lac Mistamisk
    L. Kish and M. Cuney (1981) Uraninite-Albite Veins from the Mistamisk Valley of the Labrador Trough, Quebec. Mineralogical Magazine 44:471-483.
          • Ungava
    Econ Geol (1986) 81:1147-1158
    • Yukon Territory
      • Whitehorse Mining District
        • Kluane District
    5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
    China
     
    • Gansu Province
      • Dingxi Prefecture
        • Min Co.
    Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12; Xinhui Liu, Caihua Chen, Tianxin Zhao, Keli Zhang, Lizi Chen, and Shuang Liu (2012): Gold Science and Technology 20(4), 7-15
      • Jinchang Prefecture
        • Jinchuan District
    Gang Chai, Naldrett, A.J., Rucklidge, J.C., and Kilius, L.R. (1993): Canadian Mineralogist 31, 19-30.; Econ Geol (1992) 87:1475-1495
    • Henan Province
      • Luoyang Prefecture
        • Luanchuan Co.
    Jianong Zhao, Fugen Ren, Zenghui Li, and Shiying Ding (1997): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 16(1), 75-80.
        • Luoning Co.
    Zhenkuan Luo, Kang Guan, Manzhi Wang, and Chuantai Wang (1999): Guizhou Geology 5(3), 69-74
    • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
      • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
        • Binhe New District
          • Wulashan Mining District
    Qiangzhi Li, Yanjing Chen, Dengke Xu, and Liqin Yang (2003): Mineral Deposits 22(3), 271-277; Dong Xia, Shuyin Niu, Guo Xu, Chao Chen, Zhiyuan Zhao, and Yuxuan Peng (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(2), 13-17
    Fengjun Nie, Sihong Jiang, Xinxu Su, and Xinliang Wang (2002): Ore Geology Reviews 20, 139-169.; Econ Geol (1994) 89:1289-1305
      • Hohhot League (Huhehaote Prefecture)
        • Tumed Left Banner (Tumote Zuoqi)
    Fengjun Nie, Sihong Jiang, Xinxu Su, and Xinliang Wang (2002): Ore Geology Reviews 20, 139-169.
    • Jiangxi Province
      • Shangrao Prefecture
        • Dexing Co.
          • Dexing Cu-Mo-Au ore field
            • Dexing copper mine
    Minzhi Yang (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(1), 1-9
    Minzhi Yang (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(1), 1-9
    Minzhi Yang (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(1), 1-9
    • Shandong Province
      • Linyi Prefecture
        • Pingyi Co.
          • Tongshi complex
    Handong Qian, Wu Chen, Jin Huang, and Jiadong Xie (2000): Geological Journal of China Universities 6(2), 220-224; Rongjun Si, Xuexiang Gu, Peng Gao, Daorong Yang, Jinmin Liu, and Heping Chang (2004): Geology and Prospecting 40(6), 16-19
    • Shanxi Province
      • Yuncheng Prefecture
        • Yuanqu Co.
          • Zhongtiaoshan ore field
    Yongrui Zhao and Yunqing Zhen (2006): Journal of Guilin University of Technology 26(3), 310-319
    Yongrui Zhao and Yunqing Zhen (2006): Journal of Guilin University of Technology 26(3), 310-319
    • Sichuan Province
      • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
        • Danba Co.
          • Yangliuping Cu-Ni-PGE ore field
    Song, X. Y., Zhou, M. F., & Cao, Z. M. (2004): The Canadian Mineralogist 42(2), 469-483
      • Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture
        • Huili Co.
    [var: Palladoan Melonite] Yuanfu Xiao, Yan Sun, Zhiqiang Zhao, Gang Niu, Lin Zhang, and Congxuan Kang (2010): Geology in China 37(2), 463-469
    • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
      • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
        • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
          • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
    Jingwen Mao, Pirajno, F., Zuoheng Zang, Fengmei Chai, Hua Wu, Shiping Chen, Linsong Cheng, Jianmin Yang, and Changqing Zhang (2007): Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (in press).
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Ústí Region
        • Šluknov (Schluckenau)
    Vavřín, I., Frýda, J.: Pt-Pd-As-Te mineralizace na ložiskách měďnato-niklových rud z Kunratic a Rožan na Šluknovsku. Bulletin of the Czech Geological Survey, 1998, 73, 2, p. 177-180.
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
     
    • Katanga (Shaba)
      • Katanga Copper Crescent
        • Shinkolobwe
    MinRec 20:287-288; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Egypt
     
    • Red Sea Governorate
      • Eastern Desert
    [var: Palladian Melonite] Helmy, H.M., and Mogessie, A. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 58-71.
    Fiji
     
    • Viti Levu
      • Tavua Gold Field
        • Vatukoula
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Econ Geol (1987) 82:345-370
    J.M. Boirat and J. Lum, Chron. Rech. Min., N° 486, 1987, pp 55-62, BRGM.
    Finland
     
    • Eastern Finland Region
    Kojonen Kari, Johanson Bo, O´Brien Hugh E. and Pakkanen Lassi 1993. Mineralogy of gold occurrences in the late archean Hattu schist belt, Ilomantsi, Eastern Finland. Geological Survey of Finland, Special Paper 17: 233-271.
    • Lapland Region
      • Koillismaa Complex
    Kojonen, K. and Iljina, M. 2001. Platinum-Group Minerals in the Early Proterozoic Kuusijärvi Marginal Series, Koillismaa Layered Igneous Complex, Northeastern Finland. In A. Piestrzynski et al. (eds). Proceedings of the sixth Biennial SGA-SEG meeting, Balkema Publishers, Lisse, pp 653-656
      • Sodankylä
    Lamberg, P., Välimaa, J., Parkkinen, J., & Kojonen, K. (2005). Structural, geochemical and magmatic modelling of the early Proterozoic Keivitsa Ni-Cu-PGE deposit in Sodankylä, northern Finland. Extended Abstract. In 10th International Platinum Symposium, Abstract volume.; Gervilla, F., Kojonen, K. and Merkle, R.K.W., 2005. Platinum-group minerals in the Proterozoic Keivitsa mafic-ultramafic intrusion, Sodankylä, northern Finland. Extended Abstract, 10th International Platinum Symposium, Abstract volume
    Gervilla, F., & Kojonen, K. (2002). The platinum-group minerals in the upper section of the Keivitsansarvi Ni–Cu–PGE deposit, northern Finland. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 377-394.; Lips, ALW (2006) A review of non-ferrous mineral deposits in Europe - Finalised initial database BRGM/RP -54957 - FR
    • Northern Finland Region
    Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Hangaslampi - Gold Database
    Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland ; Geological Survey of Finland 2007 Juomasuo - Gold Database
    Am Min 50:581-586; Vuorelainen, Yrjö 1962. Tutkimusselostus Kuusamon Juuman-Säkkilän albitiittikiviin liittyvien U-aiheiden malmimineraaliseurueista. Outokummun aineistot, 070/4613/ YV/ 62
    Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland ; Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Sivakkaharju - Gold Database
      • Pudasjärvi
    Karinen, Tuomo 2010. The Koillismaa intrusion northeasten Finland - evidence for PGE reef forming processes in the layered series. Geological Survey of Finland Bulletin 404
    • Western and Inner Finland Region
      • Orivesi
    Kinnunen, Aulis 2008. A paleoproterozoic high-sulfidation epithermal deposit at Orivesi, Southern Finland. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis, Series A. Scientiae Rerum Naturalium 507. ; Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland
    France
     
    • Corsica
      • Haute-Corse
        • Corte
    P. Picot, Z. Johan : "Atlas of Ore Minerals", BRGM, Elsevier, 1982
          • Soveria
    F. Aye, J. Bouladon, P. Picot, G. Pouit : "Quelques exemples d'apport de la minéralogie à la connaissance et à la recherche des gîtes minéraux" , Bull. Mineral. , 1978, 101, 139-147
          • Vivario
    F. Aye, J. Bouladon, P. Picot, G. Pouit : "Quelques exemples d'apport de la minéralogie à la connaissance et à la recherche des gîtes minéraux" , Bull. Mineral. , 1978, 101, 139-147
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
      • Hautes-Alpes
        • Villar d'Arène
    R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
    Greece
     
    • Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)
      • Kykládes Prefecture
        • Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon)
          • Tinos Island
    Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
    • Thraki Department (Thrace; Thracia)
      • Évros Prefecture
        • Alexandroupoli (Alexandroupolis)
    Panagiotis Christos Voudouris, Vasilios Melfos, Paul G. Spry, Robert Moritz, Constantinos Papavassiliou und George Falalakis (2011): Mineralogy and geochemical environment of formation of the Perama Hill high-sulfidation epithermal Au-Ag-Te-Se deposit, Petrota Graben, NE Greece. Mineralogy and Petrology 103, 79-100.
    Guyana
     
    • Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region
      • Omai
    www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/doc/abstracts/cm3_Vol37_Jun99.pdf.
    Gabriel Voicu (1999) Geology, Geochemistry and Metallogeny of the Omai Gold Deposit, Guiana Shield, South America. PhD Thesis University of Quebec Chicoutimi.
    Hungary
     
    • Heves Co.
      • Mátra Mtns
        • Recsk
    Gellert, Balazs; Buzogany, Peter; Weiszburg, Tamas (1999): Melonite (NiTe2) in the epithermal Cu-Sb-As-Au mineralization of the Lahoca Hill, Recsk, NE-Hungary. Foldtani Kozlony 128, 585-606. [Volume Date 1998]
    India
     
    • Jharkhand
      • Singhbhum District
        • Jadugora (Jadugoda; Jaduguda)
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
    • Orissa
      • Keonjhar District
    Mineralogical Magazine 1997 61 : 902-906
    Italy
     
    • Piedmont
      • Biella Province
        • Séssera Valley
          • Trivero
    Piccoli, G. C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., & Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo F. Eusebio - Alba, 607 pag.
      • Vercelli Province
        • Mastallone Valley
          • Rimella
    Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
        • Sesia Valley
          • Quarona
    Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
          • Scopello
    Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.; Econ Geol (1986) 81:113-1217
          • Varallo Sesia
    Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
    Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chugoku Region
        • Okayama Prefecture
          • Ihara City (Ibara City)
            • Higashi-Mihara
    • Kyushu Region
      • Fukuoka prefecture
        • Sannotake mine
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Shimada, N., Miyahisa, M., & Hirowatari, F. (1981). Melonite and volynskite from the Yokozuru mine, Sannotake, North Kyushu, Japan. Mineralogical Journal, 10(6), 269-278.
    Kyrgyzstan
     
    • Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast
    http://homepage.usask.ca/~smi454/project/articles/gold2000_ext_abs.htm
    Norway
     
    • Finnmark
      • Kautokeino
    R. Hagen (1980, pers. com.); Neumann (1985, p. 43).
    • Troms
      • Kvænangen (Kvaenangen)
        • Burfjorddalen
    Strand, G. S. (1975): Melonite (NiTe2) from the Middavarre Copper Deposit. Contribution to the mineralogy of Norway no 61. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 55: 299-302
      • Nordreisa
        • Reisadalen Valley (Ráisávzi; Reisa)
    Gjelsvik (1956, p. 661); Neumann (1985, p. 43).
    Romania
     
    • Hunedoara Co.
      • Deva
    www.minerals-of-the-carpathians,2009
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Tuva Republic
        • Sayan Mts
          • Eastern Sayan
    Alexander V. Dedeev et al (2002) The PGE-Bearing Sulphide Ores of the Kingash Mafic-Ultramafic Differentiated Intrusion and Ore Processing Characteristics, East Sajan, Russia. 9th annual platinum symposium
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Northern Karelia
          • Oulanka plutonic complex
            • Olanga River (Oulanka River)
    Grishaenko, M. V. P., & Federation, R. (2007). Independent Report on the Shalozerskoe (Burakovsky), Lukkulaisvaara and Tsipringa Platinum, Palladium, Copper, Nickel Deposits in the Autonomous Republic of Karelia Russian Federation
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
    Tony Nickischer
          • Monche-Tundra
    Yury L. Voytekhovsky, Yury N. Neradovsky (2008) The Cu-Ni-PGE and Cr deposits of the Monchegorsk area, the Kola Peninsula, Russia. 33 IGC excursion No 48, August 15 – 21, 2008
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    Chashchin, V. V., & Petrov, S. V. (2013). Low-sulfide PGE ore in the Volchetundra gabbro-anorthosite pluton, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 55(5), 357-382.
    South Africa
     
    • Northern Cape Province
      • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
    Cairncross, B. (2004): History of The Okiep Copper District, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Mineralogical Record 35(4) 289-317.
    Spain
     
    • Catalonia
      • Tarragona
        • Priorat
          • El Molar
    Joan Abella i Creus, pers. comm.
    • Extremadura
      • Badajoz
        • Monesterio
    R. Piña, F. Gervilla, L. Ortega, R. Lunar (2008): Mineralogy and geochemistry of platinum-group elements in the Aguablanca Ni-Cu deposit (SW Spain). Mineralogy and Petrology 92, 259-282.
    Sweden
     
    • Härjedalen
      • Berg
        • Storsjö
    • Lappland
      • Vittangi
    No reference listed
    • Värmland
      • Årjäng
        • Sillerud
    [var: Co-rich Melonite] Alm, E. & Sundblad, K. (1992): Mineralogical and lead isotopic control of polymetallic quartz veins, southwestern Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 114,450-451
      • Arvika
        • Glava
    Cook, N. J.,Ciobanu, C.L.& Danushevskiy, L, (2007): LA-ICP-MS determination of gold in Bi-chalcogenides from four deposits in the Fennoscandian Shield. Geological Survey of Finland, Guide 53, 23-30; Oen, I. S. & Kieft, C. (1984): Paragenetic relations of Bi-, Ag-, Au-, and other tellurides in bornite veins at Glava, Värmland, Sweden. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen 149, 245-266.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
    • Västerbotten
      • Norsjö
    No reference listed
    Ukraine
     
    • Kiev Oblast' (Kyiv Oblast'; Kyivshchyna)
    Bondarenko, S.; Grinchenko, O.; Semka, V. (2005): Au-Ag-Te-Se mineralization in the Potashnya gold deposit, Kocherov tectonic zone, Ukrainian Shield. Geokhimiya, Mineralogiya i Petrologiya 43, 20-25.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Mule Mts
          • Warren District
    [MinRec 24:421]
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 269, 293; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
    • California
      • Calaveras Co.
        • Mother Lode Belt
          • Carson Hill District (Melones District)
    Genth, Frederick Augustus (1867), Observations on certain doubtful minerals: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Proceedings: 19: 6; Genth, Frederick Augustus (1868); Contributions to mineralogy, No. 7: American Journal of Science, 2nd. series: 45: 305-321; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 259; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 66.
    American Mineralogist (1949): 34: 342; Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 313; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 218; Hillebrand, William Francis (1900), Mineralogical notes: SS Bulletin 167: 60; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 66.
            • Melones
    Mineralogical Record (1989) 20:129-142
      • Mariposa Co.
        • Mother Lode Belt
          • Coulterville District
            • Coulterville
              • Peñon Blanco Peak
    Econ Geol (1987) 82:328-344
      • Tuolumne Co.
        • Mother Lode Belt
          • Coulterville District
            • Peñon Blanco Peak
    Econ Geol (1987) 82:328-344
          • Jamestown District
            • Jamestown
    Native gold from the Jamestown Mine, Tuolumne County, California, Mineralogical Record, Jan 1994 by Nelson, Genne Myers, Leicht, Wayne
    • Colorado
      • Boulder Co.
        • Boulder Co. Tungsten District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Caribou District
          • Grand Island
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Dana 6:76.
        • Gold Hill District
          • Gold Hill
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Jamestown District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
        • Magnolia District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Sugarloaf District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Gunnison Co.
        • Vulcan District (Cebolla District; Domingo District)
          • Vulcan
    Frank Keutsch collection; polished section reflected light and EDS analysis
      • Hinsdale Co.
        • Lake City District (Lake District)
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
          • Lake City
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
      • Teller Co.
        • Cripple Creek District
          • Eclipse Gulch
    Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
    • Missouri
      • Washington Co.
        • Sullivan
    R&M 73:2 pp 98-117
    • Montana
      • Jefferson Co.
        • Whitehall District (Cardwell District)
    Spry, P.G., Foster, F., Truckle, J.S., and Chadwick, T.H. (1997): Mineralogy and Petrology 59, 143-164.; Economic Geology,(1996) Vol. 91-3, pp.507-526
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester Co.
        • State Line Chromite District
    Smith and Barnes (2011) Pennsylvania Geology v. 41, no. 3/4.
    Uzbekistan
     
    • Tashkent Viloyati (Toshkent)
      • Angren Region
        • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
    Pasi Eilu (2003) Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003 Rovaniemi, Finland December 2003
    Zimbabwe
     
    • Mashonaland West
      • Kadoma District
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
    • Masvingo
      • Chiredzi Mining District (Hartley Mining District)
        • Chiredzi
    Economic Geology (1990) 85:556-584; Allan H. Wilson and Martin D. Prendergast (2001) Platinum-Group Element Mineralisation in the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe, and its Relationship to Magma Evolution and Magma Chamber Structure. South African Journal of Geology, 104:319-342
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