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Resembles merenskyite, possibly identical to it.

One of a few potentially new phases from a Cu-Ni deposit within clinopyroxenite body that intrudes into Permian sandy shales and volcanics, Northeastern China.

A single euhedral, tabular crystal, 14 x 23 microns in size, interstitial between chalcopyrite and silicates.

Compare: 'UM1974-24-Te:Pd', 'UM1974-17-Te:AsPd', 'UM1974-21-Te:BiPdSb', 'UM1974-23-Te:Pd'.

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Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 66.3%.
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Platinum Metal Mineral Research Group, Microprobe Analysis Laboratory, X-ray Powder Photograph Laboratory, and Mineral Dressing Laboratory, Kweiyang Institute of Geochemistry, Academia Sinica (1974): Tellurostibnide of palladium and nickel and other new minerals and varieties of platinum metals. Geochimica: 3: 169-l8l (in Chinese, with English abstract); in: Fleischer, M., Pabst, A., Mandarino, J.A., Chao, G.Y., Cabri, L.J. (1976): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 61: 182
Smith, D.G.W., Nickel, E.H. (2007): A System of Codification for Unnamed Minerals: Report of the SubCommittee for Unnamed Minerals of the IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification. Canadian Mineralogist: 45: 983-1055; http://nrmima.nrm.se/Valid2009_03.pdf (2016)

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