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Bunkerville District, Clark Co., Nevada, USA
© Brent Thorne 2008
|Name:||In recognition of Charles Edward Michener (b. 1907), Canadian exploration geologist, International Nickel Co. (1935-1968), who is credited with the discovery of a number of major ore deposits, including the Thompson nickel belt in Manitoba and a laterite deposit in Indonesia. Michener discovered and first studied the mineral that was later named after him (Horváth 2003).|
See also Unnamed (Rh-Analogue of Michenerite).
Classification of Michenerite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||2/D.17-180|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||2.EB.25|
2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
B : M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
|Dana 8th edition ID:||126.96.36.199|
2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||3.12.20|
3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
12 : Sulphides etc. of the platinum metals
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Type Occurrence of Michenerite
|Co-type Localities:||Vermilion Mine, Denison Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada|
Frood Mine, McKim Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada
|Year of Discovery:||1958|
Physical Properties of Michenerite
Chemical Properties of Michenerite
|Essential elements:||Bi, Pd, Te|
|All elements listed in formula:||Bi, Pd, Te|
Relationship of Michenerite to other Species
|Member of:||Cobaltite Group|
|Other Members of Group:|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Michenerite
|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 Michenerite
HAWLEY, J.E. & BERRY, L.G. (1958): Michenerite and froodite, palladium bismuth minerals. Canadian Mineralogist 6, 200-209. [TL1] Abstract:American Mineralogist (1959): 44: 207.
CABRI, L.J., HARRIS, D.C. & GAIT, R.I. (1973): Michenerite (PdBiTe) redefined and froodite (PdBi2) confirmed from the Sudbury area. Canadian Mineralogist 11, 903-912.
CHILDS, J.D. & HALL, S.R. (1973): The crystal structure of michenerite, PdBiTe. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 61-65.
American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 1184.
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Localities for Michenerite
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(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.
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