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|Member of the triple system PdTe-PdBi-PdSb with a continuous isomorphic series along Te-Bi and Bi-Sb sides of triangle. Isomorphism along Te-Sb side is complicated in absence of Bi especially for high-Te compositions.|
|Name:||Named after Petr Grigorevich Sobolevski (1781-1841), Russian metallurgist. A student of the platinum deposits of the Russian Urals.|
Classification of Sobolevskite
|IMA status:||Approved 1973|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||2/C.20-110|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||2.CC.05|
2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
C : With Ni, Fe, Co, PGE, etc.
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||3.12.40|
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 Sobolevskite
|Type Locality:||Oktyabr'skoe Cu-Ni deposit (Oktyabr'skoye; Oktyabr'sky), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia|
|Year of Discovery:||1973|
Physical Properties of Sobolevskite
Crystallography of Sobolevskite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 4.23Å, c = 5.69Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 1.345|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 88.17 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Chemical Properties of Sobolevskite
Member of the triple system PdTe-PdBi-PdSb with a continuous isomorphic series along Te-Bi and Bi-Sb sides of triangle. Isomorphism along Te-Sb side is complicated in absence of Bi especially for high-Te compositions.
|Essential elements:||Bi, Pd|
|All elements listed in formula:||Bi, Pd, Te|
Relationship of Sobolevskite to other Species
|Member of:||Nickeline Group|
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Other Names for Sobolevskite
|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 Sobolevskite
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1975): 104: 568-579.
American Mineralogist (1976): 61: 1054.
American Mineralogist (1984): 69: 813.
Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 302: 1112-1117 (in Russian).
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Localities for Sobolevskite
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Locality Updated: Macibini meteorite, Uthungulu District, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South AfricaFrom Lon Clay Hill, 14th Sep 2014 23:37:36