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Osmiridium

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A variety of Iridium

A variety of Iridium rich in Osmium.
Originally reported from Urals Region, Russia.

Classification of Osmiridium

IMA status:Discredited
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Other Names for Osmiridium

Synonyms:
Nevyanskite
Other Languages:
Russian:Осмистый иридий
Simplified Chinese:等轴锇铱矿
锇铱矿

Other Information

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  • Localities for Osmiridium

    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.
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Kennedy Co.
        • Condobolin district
          • Fifield
    Carlo Tortorella
      • Rous Co.
    G. A. Albertson Data
    G. A. Albertson Data
        • Evans Head
    G. A. Albertson Data
    • Tasmania
    Bottrill, R. S.; 1989, Economic Geology Appendix A; Tasmanian Geol. Surv. Explanatory Rept. 73 ( Huntley.)
      • Beaconsfield district
    Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
      • Corinna-Savage River district
        • Corinna
    Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
      • Heazlewood district
    Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
    Bottrill & Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
    Bottrill & Baker 2008
      • Huon district
        • Weld river
    Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
      • Wynyard district
    M Latham collection
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Atlin Mining Division
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    Harris D C, Cabri L J (1973) The nomenclature of the natural alloys of osmium, iridium and ruthenium based on new compositional data of alloys from world-wide occurrences. The Canadian Mineralogist 12, 104-112
      • Cariboo Mining Division
        • Quesnel River area
    Harris D C, Cabri L J (1973) The nomenclature of the natural alloys of osmium, iridium and ruthenium based on new compositional data of alloys from world-wide occurrences. The Canadian Mineralogist 12, 104-112
      • Similkameen Mining Division
        • Tulameen River
    Nixon, G. T., Cabri, L. J., & Laflamme, J. G. (1990). Platinum-group-element mineralization in lode and placer deposits associated with the Tulameen Alaskan-type complex, British Columbia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 28(3), 503-535.
    China
     
    • Hebei Province
      • Chengde Prefecture
        • Chengde Co.
    Bilun Luo (1979): Geology and Prospecting 15(3), 11-15; Zuxiang Yu (1995): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 15(1), 1-4; Zuxiang Yu (1995): Acta Geologica Sinica 69(3), 215-220; Zuxiang Yu (1997): Acta Geologica Sinica 71(4), 486-490
        • Luan River valley (Luanhe valley)
    Yu Zuxiang (1997): Acta Geologica Sinica 71(4), 486-490.
        • Xinglong Co.
    Yu Zuxiang (1981): Geological Review 27, 55-71.
    • Sichuan Province
      • Panzhihua Prefecture
        • Eastern District
    • Tibet Autonomous Region
      • Nagchu Prefecture (Naqu Prefecture)
        • Amdo Co. (Anduo Co.)
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
          • Dongqiao ophiolite (Donqiao ophiolite)
    Shi, R.D., Zhi, X.C., O'Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L., Pearson, N.J., Bai, W.J., Fang, Q.S., Alard, O., and Zhang, M. (2006): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2006, A 583.
      • Shannan Prefecture (Lhokha Prefecture; Lhoka Prefecture)
        • Qusum Co. (Qusong Co.)
    Wenji Bai, Jingsui Yang, Qingsong Fang, Binggan Yan, and Zhongming Zhang (2001): Earth Science Frontiers 8(3), 111-121
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Hradec Králové Region
        • Nová Paka (Neupaka)
    Moravec, B.: Zajímavé nerosty z granátových náplavů v Podkrkonoší. Minerál, 2002, roč. 10 č. 4, s. 262-268.
    France
     
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
      • Bouches-du-Rhône
        • Aix-en-Provence
          • Peyrolles-en-Provence
    Y. Moëlo : "Compte-rendu de la réunion "Systématique des Minéraux" du 23 novembre 1989", Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéral.
    Greece
     
    • Macedonia Department
      • Kozáni Prefecture
        • Kozáni and Grevena prefectures border area
          • Vourinos Mt ophiolite complex
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Auge, T. (1985). Platinum-group-mineral inclusions in ophiolitic chromitite from the Vourinos Complex, Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(2), 163-171.
    Malaysia
     
    • Pahang
    Geological Society of Malaysia Bulletin 15 (1982)
    New Zealand
     
    • South Island
      • Parapara
    www.med.govt.nz/crown_minerals/minerals/docs/comreports/report05_pgm.pdf.
      • Southland
    5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
        • Southland District
    http://www.med.govt.nz/crown_minerals/minerals/docs/comreports/report05_pgm.pdf
    Norway
     
    • Sør-Trøndelag
      • Røros
        • Feragen
    Nilson, L. P. (1990): Platinum-group mineral inclusions in chromitite from the Osthammeren ultramafic tectonite body, South Central Norway. Mineralogy and Petrology 42: 249-263
    Philippines
     
    • Mindanao
      • Southern Mindanao Region
        • Davao del Sur Province
    Shaofeng Huang (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(5), 935-942
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
        • Pekul'nei Range
          • Northern Pekul'nei River
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Kamchatka Oblast'
        • Koryak Mts
      • Khabarovskiy Kray
        • Ayan-Maya district
          • Aldan shield
    Cabri, L.J., Laflamme, H.H. Giles, (1997), Platinum Group Minerals from the Konder Massif, Russian Far East, Min Rec. 28, 97-106
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Ladoga Region
          • Pitkyaranta District (Pitkäranta District)
    V. I. Ivashchenko, O. B. Lavrov, K. Sundblad and A. N. Toritsin (2007) Au-Ag-Bi-Te-Se vein mineralization at Roikonkoski, Karelia, northern Lake Ladoga region. Geological Survey of Finland, Guide 53 pp 51-56
    Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
      • Middle Urals
        • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
    Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
    South Africa
     
    • Free State Province
      • Lejweleputswa District
    Econ Geol (1989) 84:1651-1655
        • Witwatersrand field
          • Welkom
    Econ Geol (1989) 84:1651-1655
    Econ Geol (1989) 84:1651-1655
    Minerals of South Africa
    • Mpumalanga Province
      • Eastern Bushveld Complex
        • Lydenburg
    Minerals of South Africa
      • Witwatersrand field
    USA
     
    • Alaska
      • Bethel Borough
        • Goodnews Bay
          • Salmon River - Red Mountain District
    USGS Open-File Report 01-269
    USGS Open-File Report 01-269
    USGS Open-File Report 01-269
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Min Mag (1997) 61:367-375
    USGS Open-File Report 01-269
        • Goodnews Bay District
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
      • Southeast Fairbanks Borough
        • Chistochina District
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
      • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
        • Innoko District
    Alaska Geological Survey Public-data F i l e 89-20
    • California
      • Humboldt Co.
        • Klamath Mts
          • Weitchpec District
            • Weitchpec
              • Klamath River
    Logan, Clarence August (1918), Platinum and allied metals in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 85, 120 pp.: 65, 109; Mertie, J.B. (1969) Economic geology of the platinum metals. USGS Professional Paper 630, 120 pp.: 94; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 41.
      • Nevada Co.
        • North San Juan District (Badger Hill District)
          • Yuba River
    Sjoberg, J. and Gomes, J.M. (1980) Platinum-group minerals in California alluvial deposits. US Bureau of Mines, Reno Research Center, unpublished manuscript: 15, figure 1; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 45.
      • Sacramento Co.
        • Folsom District
          • Folsom
    Sjoberg, J. and Gomes, J.M. (1980) Platinum-group minerals in California alluvial deposits. US Bureau of Mines, Reno Research Center, unpublished manuscript: 15, figure 1; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 43.
      • Siskiyou Co.
        • Klamath Mts
          • Forks of Salmon
    Logan, Clarence August (1918), Platinum and allied metals in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 85, 120 pp.: 66-67, 78-79; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 43.
          • Somes Bar
            • Sugarloaf
    Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 44.
          • Yoakumville
    Logan, Clarence August (1918), Platinum and allied metals in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 85, 120 pp.: 66-67; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 43.
      • Tehama Co.
        • Klamath Mts
          • Beegum
    Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 44.
      • Trinity Co.
        • Klamath Mts
    Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 45.
          • Junction City District
            • Junction City
              • Red Hill
    Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 45.
          • Weaverville District
            • Douglas City
    Sjoberg, J. and Gomes, J.M. (1980) Platinum-group minerals in California alluvial deposits. US Bureau of Mines, Reno Research Center, unpublished manuscript: 15; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 45.
          • Willow Creek District
            • Salyer
    USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10109530.
      • Yuba Co.
        • Hammonton District (Yuba River District; Yuba Gold Field; Yuba Dredge Field; Yuba Consolidated Gold Fields)
          • Hammonton
    Sjoberg, J. and Gomes, J.M. (1980) Platinum-group minerals in California alluvial deposits. US Bureau of Mines, Reno Research Center, unpublished manuscript: 15; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 45.
    • Nevada
      • Clark Co.
        • Spring Mts
          • Goodsprings District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Oregon
      • Coos Co.
    Bird, J. M., and W. A. Bassett (1980), Evidence of a Deep Mantle History in Terrestrial Osmium-Iridium-Ruthenium Alloys, J. Geophys. Res., 85(B10), 5461–5470.
      • Josephine Co.
        • Josephine Creek District
    www.geo.cornell.edu/geology/faculty/Bird.html.
    Zimbabwe
     
    • Midlands
      • Gweru District (Gwelo District)
    Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:464-471
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