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This page provides mineralogical data about Nielsenite.
Classification of Nielsenite
|IMA status:||Approved 2004|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||1.AG.70|
1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
G : PGE-metal alloys
|Dana 7th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
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Type Occurrence of Nielsenite
|Type Locality:||Skaergaard intrusion, Kangerlussuaq complex, Kangerlussuaq Firth, Tunu Province (East Greenland), Greenland|
Chemical Properties of Nielsenite
|All elements listed in formula:||Cu, Pd|
Relationship of Nielsenite to other Species
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Other Names for Nielsenite
|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 Nielsenite
McDonald A.M., Cabri L.J., Rudashevsky N.S., Stanley C.J., Rudashevsky V.N. , and K.C. ross: Nielsenite, a new platinum-group intermatallic mineral spoecies from the Skaergaard intrusion, Greenland. Canadian Mineralogist 46,709-716(2008)
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Localities for Nielsenite
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Locality Updated: Pampa de Aroma, Negreiros, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, ChileFrom Reynaldo Contreira, 12th Dec 2013 02:05:28