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Mertieite-II

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John Beaver Mertie jr.
Formula:
Pd8(Sb,As)3
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Brassy yellow
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
6
Name:
For American geologist, John Beaver Mertie, Jr. (1888-1980).
This page provides mineralogical data about Mertieite-II.


Classification of Mertieite-II

Approved
2.AC.10b

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
A : Alloys
C : Alloys of metalloids with PGE
2.16.3.1

2 : SULFIDES
16 : Miscellaneous
3.12.39

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-II

Metallic
Colour:
Brassy yellow
Hardness (Mohs):
6

Chemical Properties of Mertieite-II

Formula:
Pd8(Sb,As)3
Elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Cu,Sn

Crystallography of Mertieite-II

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.6 Å, c = 42.9 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 5.645
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,145.93 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Mertieite-II

Relationship of Mertieite-II to other Species

2.AC.05aAtheneitePd2(As0.75Hg0.25)
2.AC.05bVincentitePd3As
2.AC.10cArsenopalladinitePd8As3
2.AC.10aStillwateritePd8As3
2.AC.15aIsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
2.AC.15bMertieite-IPd5+x(Sb,As)2-x (x=0.1-0.2)
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
3.12.38Mertieite-IPd5+x(Sb,As)2-x (x=0.1-0.2)
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-II

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1976): 61: 1249-1254.

Mineralogical Magazine (1982): 46: 371.

Internet Links for Mertieite-II

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Localities for Mertieite-II

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.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Leoben
Min.& Pet. 73:247-277
Brazil
 
  • Goiás
    • Cavalcante
Menez, J.& Botelho, N.F. (2016): Ore characterization and textural relationships among gold, selenides, platinum group minerals, and uraninite at the granite-related Buraco do Ouro gold mine, Cavalcante, Central Brazil. Mineralogical Magazine: 80 (in press); http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12684 (2016)
  • Minas Gerais
    • Iron Quadrangle
      • Barão de Cocais
MinMag 65:169-179
      • Itabira
Economic Geology; January 2001; v. 96; no. 1; p. 61-74
  • Pará
    • Carajás mineral province
      • Curionópolis
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 40, pp. 1451-1463
Bulgaria
 
  • Blagoevgrad Oblast
Цинцов, З. (1998). Състав, разпространение и транспорт на минералите на елементите от групата на платината в алувиалните седименти на Благоевградския грабен. Сп. БГД, 59(2), 59-65.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Kamloops Mining Division
      • Kamloops
Garagan, M. J. (2014). Textural and spatial relationship between platinum-group elements and alteration assemblages in the Afton porphyry system, Kamloops, British Columbia. BS Thesis St. Marys University, Halifax
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Creighton-Davies Township
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
      • MacLennan Township
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
    • Thunder Bay District
Watkinson & Ohnenstetter (1992)
Mcdonald, A.M., Cabri, L.J., Stanley, C.J., Good, D.J., Redpath, J., Lane, G., Spratt, J. & Ames, D.E. (2015) Coldwellite, Pd3Ag2S, a new mineral species from the Marathon deposit, Coldwell complex, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 53, 1-13.
      • O'Neill Township
American Mineralogist, Volume 76, pages 1694-1700, 199l; Canadian Mineralogist 30, 121; 5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
      • Seeley Lake Area
EcoMetrix Reort for Stillwater Canada Inc, Marathon Project (2012) Table 4.1-3
  • Saskatchewan
    • Beaverlodge Lake area
      • Black Bay Uranium Mines
Can Min Vol. 29, pp. 4ll-4l8 (1991)
  • Yukon
    • Whitehorse Mining District
      • Kluane District
Barkov, A.Y., Laflamme, J.H.G., Cabri, L.J., and Martin, R.F. (2002) Platinum-group minerals from the Wellgreen Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, Yukon, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 651-669.; 5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
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
    • Inari
      • Lemmenjoki
Kari K. Kojonen, Andrew M. McDonald, Chris J. Stanley, and Bo Johanson (2011) Törnroosite, Pd11As2Te2, A New Mineral Species Related to Isomertieite from Miessijoki, Finnish Lapland, Finland. Can Mineral 49:1643-1651; Kojonen, K. K., Tarkian, M., Roberts, A. C., Törnroos, R., & Heidrich, S. (2007). Miessiite, Pd11Te2Se2, a new mineral species from Miessijoki, Finnish Lapland, Finland. The Canadian Mineralogist, 45(5), 1221-1227.
    • Portimo complex
Econ Geol (1986) 81:1236-1241
    • 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
mutanen Tapani 1997. Geology and ore petrology of Akanvaara nd Koitelainen mafic layered intrusions and the Keivitsa -satovaara layered complex, Northern Finland. Geological Survey of Finland, bulletin 395. 233s.
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • St Andreasberg District
        • St Andreasberg
Cabral, A.R., Ließmann, W., Lehmann, B. (2015): Gold and palladium minerals (including empirical PdCuBiSe3) from the former Roter Bär mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz Mountains, Germany: a result of low-temperature, oxidising fluid overprint. Mineralogy and Petrology 109, 649-657.
India
 
  • Karnataka
    • Shimoga schist belt
T. T. Alapieti, T. C. Devaraju, R. J. Kaukonen (2005) Sem-eds Study of the Platinum-group Minerals in the PGE mineralized Hanumalapura Segment of the Layeredmafic-ultramafic Complex of Channagiri, Davangere District, Karnataka. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 65:745-752.
  • Odisha (Orissa)
Canadian Mineralogist 40:277-309
Augé, T., Bailly, L., Cocherie, A., Genna, A., Guerrot, C., Lerouge, C., ... & Patra, R. N. (2002, July). Magmatic and Hydrothermal Platinum-Group Element Mineralization in the Baula Area, Orissa, India. In Proceedings of the 9th International Platinum Symposium (pp. 21-24).
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
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
Mineralogical Magazine 68:871 -- 885; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 35, No. 6, September 2003, p. 230
    • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Taimyr Peninsula
        • Putoran Plateau
Econ Geol (1986) 81:1203-1212
            • Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Dovyren Highlands
Rudashevskiy N.S., Krecer D.A., Orsoev D.A., Kislov E.V. (2003) Palladium-platinum mineralization in vein Cu-Ni-ores of Yoko-Dovyrenskiy laiered massif, - DAN, 391(4), p. 519-522 (in Rus.)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Chiney massif
Can Min (2002) 40, (2), 679-692
    • Tuva Republic
      • Sayan Mts
        • Eastern Sayan
Alexander V. Dedeev et al (2002) The PGE-Bearing Sulphide Ores of the Kingash Mafic-Ultramafic Differentiated Intrusion and Ore Processing Characteristics, East Sajan, Russia. 9th annual platinum symposium
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
Tony Nikischer specimen and analysis; Sidorov, E. G., Tolstykh, N. D., Podlipsky, M. Y., & Pakhomov, I. O. (2004). Placer PGE minerals from the Filippa clinopyroxenite-dunite massif (Kamchatka). Geologiya i Geofizika (Russian Geology and Geophysics), 45(9), 1128-1144.
    • Khabarovskiy Kray
      • Ayan-Maya district
        • Aldan shield
Shcheka G.G., Lehmann B., Gierth E., Gomann K., Wallianos A. (2004) Macrocrystals of Pt-Fe alloy from the Kondyor PGE placer deposit, Khabarovskiy kray, Russia: trace-element content, mineral inclusions and reaction assemblages, - Canadian Mineralogist, v.42, N2, pp. 601-617.
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
www.bgr.de/b423/oberthuer_ptconf_pgm_bushveld.pdf.
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 43, pp. 1711-1734 (2005)
      • Waterberg District
        • Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
Holwell, D. A., McDonald, I., & Armitage, P. E. B. (2006). Platinum-group mineral assemblages in the Platreef at the Sandsloot Mine, northern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Mineralogical Magazine, 70(1), 83-101.; Armitage, P. E. B., McDonald, I., Edwards, S. J., & Manby, G. M. (2002). Platinum-group element mineralization in the Platreef and calc-silicate footwall at Sandsloot, Potgietersrus District, South Africa. Applied Earth Science: Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy: Section B, 111(1), 36-45.; HOLWELL D.A., MCDONALD I. & ARMITAGE, P.E.B. (2006). Platinum-group mineral assemblages in the Platreef at the South Central Pit, Sandsloot Mine, northern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Mineralogical Magazine, 70, 83-101.
Cabri, L. J. & Chen, T.T. (1976) : Stibiopalladinite from the type locality. American Mineralogist. 61, 1249-1254
    • Phalaborwa
      • Loolekop
Nikolay Rudashevsky et al (2001) Efficient Technology of Ore Minerals Investigation of PGE-Bearing Deposits – Case Study in (2001) European Union of Geosciences Conference XI (OS6)
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Eastern Bushveld Complex
      • Lydenburg
Cabri, L. J., Laflamme, J. G., & Stewart, J. M. (1977). Platinum-group minerals from Onverwacht; II, Platarsite, a new sulfarsenide of platinum. The Canadian Mineralogist, 15(3), 385-388.
UK
 
  • England
    • Devon
      • South Devon
        • Torquay
Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377; C. J. Stanley, A. J. Criddle and D. Lloyd (1990) Precious and Base Metal Selenide Mineralization at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon. Mineralogical Magazine 54:485-493
USA (TL)
 
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Borough
      • Goodnews Bay
        • Salmon River - Red Mountain District
Amer.Min.(1973) 58, 1-10
  • Montana
    • Stillwater Co.
      • Nye
Canadian Mineralogist Vol.24, pp. 329-346 (1986)
Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
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