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Verbeekite

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About VerbeekiteHide

Formula:
PdSe2
Colour:
black
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
7.211 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For Dr. Theodore Verbeek (born at Kinrooi, Belgium September 27th 1927 and passed away in Toronto on April 20th 1991), for his work on the Se-Pd mineralization of the Musonoi deposit.
This page provides mineralogical data about Verbeekite.


Classification of VerbeekiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2001
2.EA.25

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

Physical Properties of VerbeekiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
black
Streak:
black
Hardness:
5½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=490 - 610 - Vickers
Hardness Data:
Measured
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
7.211 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of VerbeekiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
moderately with brown tints
Colour in reflected light:
grey
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of VerbeekiteHide

Formula:
PdSe2
CAS Registry number:
60672-19-7

CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society

Crystallography of VerbeekiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.659 Å, b = 4.124 Å, c = 4.438 Å
β = 92.76°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.615 : 1 : 1.076
Unit Cell V:
121.7 ų
Z:
2
Morphology:
Anhedral grains to 200 microns

Type Occurrence of VerbeekiteHide

Synonyms of VerbeekiteHide

Other Language Names for VerbeekiteHide

German:Verbeekit
Simplified Chinese:弗比克硒钯矿
Traditional Chinese:弗比克硒鈀礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Oosterboschite2 photos of Verbeekite associated with Oosterboschite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.EA.05Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
2.EA.10CalaveriteAuTe2Mon.
2.EA.15KostoviteCuAuTe4Orth.
2.EA.15KrenneriteAu3AgTe8Orth. mm2 : Pma2
2.EA.20BerndtiteSnS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.EA.20KitkaiteNiTeSeTrig.
2.EA.20MeloniteNiTe2Trig.
2.EA.20Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2Trig. 3m : P3m1
2.EA.20Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2Trig.
2.EA.20ShuangfengiteIrTe2Trig.
2.EA.20SudovikovitePtSe2Trig.
2.EA.30DrysdalliteMo(Se,S)2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
2.EA.30JordisiteMoS2
2.EA.30MolybdeniteMoS2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
2.EA.30TungsteniteWS2Trig. 3m : R3m

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for VerbeekiteHide

Reference List:
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Roberts A.C., W.H. Paar, M.A. Cooper, D. Topa, A.J. Criddle & J. Jedwab (2002): Verbeekite, monoclinic PdSe2, a new mineral from the Musonoi Cu-Co-Mn-U mine, near Kolwezi, Shaba Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Mineralogical Magazine: 66: 173-179.

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Localities for VerbeekiteHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (TL)
 
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Kolwezi District
      • Kolwezi
A.C. Roberts et al. (2002) Mineralogical Magazine 66, 173-179; Wilson, W. E. (2018) The Musonoi mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mineralogical Record 49:236-304
UK
 
  • England
    • Devon
      • Torbay
        • Torquay
A.C. Roberts et al. (2002) Mineralogical Magazine 66, 173-179
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