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Mertieite-I

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John Beaver Mertie jr.
Formula:
Pd5+x(Sb,As)2-x (x=0.1-0.2)
System:
Hexagonal
Colour:
Brassy yellow
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Name:
For American geologist, John Beaver Mertie, Jr. (1888-1980).
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Mertieite-I.


Classification of Mertieite-I

Approved
2.AC.15b

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
A : Alloys
C : Alloys of metalloids with PGE
2.16.1.1

2 : SULFIDES
16 : Miscellaneous
3.12.38

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

Physical Properties of Mertieite-I

Metallic
Colour:
Brassy yellow
Hardness (Mohs):

Chemical Properties of Mertieite-I

IMA Formula:
Pd5+x(Sb,As)2-x (x=0.1-0.2)
Elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Cu

Crystallography of Mertieite-I

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 15.04 Å, c = 22.41 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.49
Unit Cell Volume:
V 4,390.04 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Mertieite-I

Relationship of Mertieite-I to other Species

2.AC.05aAtheneitePd2(As0.75Hg0.25)
2.AC.05bVincentitePd3As
2.AC.10cArsenopalladinitePd8As3
2.AC.10bMertieite-IIPd8(Sb,As)3
2.AC.10aStillwateritePd8As3
2.AC.15aIsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
2.AC.15aMiessiitePd11Te2Se2
2.AC.20bPalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
2.AC.20aStibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
2.AC.20cMenshikovitePd3Ni2As3
2.AC.25eMajakitePdNiAs
2.AC.25aPalladoarsenidePd2As
2.AC.25fPalladobismutharsenidePd2(As,Bi)
2.AC.25cPalladodymitePd2As
2.AC.25bRhodarsenideRh2As
2.AC.25dNaldrettitePd2Sb
2.AC.30UM1999-02-As:NiRh(Rh,Ni)7As4
2.AC.30PolkanoviteRh12As7
2.AC.35aGenkinitePt4Sb3
2.AC.35bUngavaitePd4Sb3
2.AC.40PolaritePd(Bi,Pb)
2.AC.45cBorishanskiitePd1+x(As,Pb)2 (x=0-0.2)
2.AC.45aFrooditePdBi2
2.AC.45bIridarseniteIrAs2
3.12.1SeinäjokiteFeSb2
3.12.2LauriteRuS2
3.12.3Ruthenarsenite(Ru,Ni)As
3.12.4AnduoiteRuAs2
3.12.5RuarsiteRuAsS
3.12.6Xingzhongite(Cu,Pb,Fe)Ir2S4
3.12.7RhodplumsiteRh3Pb2S2
3.12.8CuprorhodsiteCuRh2S4
3.12.9KonderitePbCu3Rh8S16
3.12.10BowieiteRh2S3
3.12.11CherepanoviteRhAs
3.12.12HollingworthiteRhAsS
3.12.13Vysotskite(Pd,Ni)S
3.12.14Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
3.12.15PalladseitePd17Se15
3.12.16Oosterboschite(Pd,Cu)7Se5
3.12.17TelluropalladinitePd9Te4
3.12.18TemagamitePd3HgTe3
3.12.19SopcheiteAg4Pd3Te4
3.12.20MicheneritePdBiTe
3.12.21KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)2-x (x~0.4)
3.12.22Telargpalite(Pd,Ag)3Te
3.12.23MerenskyitePdTe2
3.12.24PalladoarsenidePd2As
3.12.25StillwateritePd8As3
3.12.26AtheneitePd2(As0.75Hg0.25)
3.12.27MajakitePdNiAs
3.12.28PalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
3.12.29ArsenopalladinitePd8As3
3.12.30VincentitePd3As
3.12.31PalladobismutharsenidePd2(As,Bi)
3.12.32StibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
3.12.33Hexatestibiopanickelite(Pd,Ni)(Sb,Te)
3.12.34SudburyitePdSb
3.12.35TestibiopalladitePdTe(Sb,Te)
3.12.36BorovskitePd3SbTe4
3.12.37IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
3.12.39Mertieite-IIPd8(Sb,As)3
3.12.40SobolevskitePdBi
3.12.41FrooditePdBi2
3.12.42PolaritePd(Bi,Pb)
3.12.43UrvantsevitePd(Bi,Pb)2
3.12.44CooperitePtS
3.12.45BraggitePtS
3.12.46Kharaelakhite(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8
3.12.47MalaniteCuPt2S4
3.12.48MoncheitePt(Te,Bi)2
3.12.49MaslovitePtBiTe
3.12.50SperrylitePtAs2
3.12.51PlatarsitePtAsS
3.12.52GeversitePtSb2
3.12.53DaomaniteCuPtAsS2
3.12.54GenkinitePt4Sb3
3.12.55StumpflitePtSb
3.12.56InsizwaitePtBi2
3.12.57ErlichmaniteOsS2
3.12.58OmeiiteOsAs2
3.12.59OsarsiteOsAsS
3.12.60KashiniteIr2S3
3.12.61InaglyitePbCu3Ir8S16
3.12.62CuproiridsiteCuIr2S4
3.12.63IridarseniteIrAs2
3.12.64IrarsiteIrAsS
3.12.65TolovkiteIrSbS

Other Information

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 Mertieite-I

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1973): 58: 1-10.

Canadian Mineralogist (1975): 13: 321-335.

Internet Links for Mertieite-I

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Localities for Mertieite-I

This 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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Finland
 
Törnroos Ragnar, Johanson Bo, Kojonen Kari, 1998. Alluvial nuggets of platinum group minerals and alloys from Finnish Lapland. Geological survey of Finland, Special Paper
    • Sodankylä
Gervilla, F., Kojonen, K. and Merkle, R.K.W., 2005. Platinum-group minerals in the Proterozoic Keivitsa mafic-ultramafic intrusion, Sodankylä, northern Finland. Extended Abstract, 10th International Platinum Symposium, Abstract volume
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District)
          • Bleida
El Ghorfi, M., Oberthür, T., Melcher, F., Lüders, V., El Boukhari, A., Maacha, L., Ziadi, R., and Baoutoul, H. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 549-564.
Norway
 
  • Finnmark
    • Porsanger
Nilsson, L. P. & Larsen, R. B. (1998): Edle mineraler i mafiske og ultramafiske bergarter- en oppsummering av platina-gruppe mineraler (PGM) funnet i Norge i de senere år. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 14: 40-49
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Khabarovskiy Kray
      • Ayan-Maya district
        • Aldan shield
          • Konder alkaline-ultrabasic massif (Konder placers; Konder mine; Kondyor)
Barkov, A.Y., Shvedov, G.I., Polonyankin, A.A., Martin, R.F. (2016): New and unusual Pd-Tl-bearing mineralization in the Anomal'nyi deposit, Kondyor concentrically zoned complex, northern Khabarovskiy kray, Russia. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: (in press); http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12836 (2016)
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
(2014) 12th International Platinum Symposium p63
South Africa
 
  • Limpopo Province
    • Bushveld Complex
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 43, pp. 1711-1734 (2005)
USA (TL)
 
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Borough
      • Goodnews Bay
        • Salmon River - Red Mountain District
Amer.Min.(1973) 58, 1-10
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