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About MiassiteHide

5 - 6
Crystal System:
After the type locality.

Classification of MiassiteHide

Approval Year:

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
C : With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.

Physical Properties of MiassiteHide

5 - 6 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of MiassiteHide


Chemical Properties of MiassiteHide


Crystallography of MiassiteHide

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of MiassiteHide

Synonyms of MiassiteHide

Other Language Names for MiassiteHide

Simplified Chinese:密硫铑矿
Traditional Chinese:密硫銠礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Bowieite1 photo of Miassite associated with Bowieite on mindat.org.
Isoferroplatinum1 photo of Miassite associated with Isoferroplatinum on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BC.ColdwellitePd3Ag2SIso. 4 3 2 : P43 3 2
2.BC.15JagüéiteCu2Pd3Se4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.BC.35LuberoitePt5Se4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.BC.50TemagamitePd3HgTe3Trig. 3m : P3m1

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 MiassiteHide

Reference List:
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Bowles, J.F.W. (2000) Prassoite, vysotskite and keithconnite from the Freetown layered complex, Sierra Leone. Mineralogy and Petrology: 68: 75-84.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (2001): 130(2): 41-45.

Internet Links for MiassiteHide

Localities for MiassiteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - 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.
  • Québec
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
      • Les Appalaches RCM
  • Yukon
    • Whitehorse mining district
      • Kluane District
Yana Fedortchouk, William LeBarge, Andrei Y. Barkov, Luca Fedele, Robert J. Bodnar, and Robert F. Martin (2010) Platinum-group minerals from a placer deposit in Burwash Creek, Kluane area, Yukon Territory, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):583-596
  • New Caledonia
    • Northern Province
      • Koumac Commune
        • Tiébaghi Massif
Fedortchouk, Y., LeBarge, W., Barkov, A.Y., Fedele, L., Bodnar, R.J. & Robert F. Martin (2010) Platinum-group minerals from a placer deposit in Burwash Creek, Kluane area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 583-596.; Augé, T. (1988). Platinum-Group Minerals in the Tiébaghi (New-Caledonia) and Vourinos (Greece) Ophiolites. In Geo-Platinum 87 (pp. 405-405). Springer Netherlands.
Russia (TL)
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
ZVMO 130(2),41-45(2001); S.N. Britvin, N.S. Rudashevsky, A.N. Bogdanova, D.K. Shcherbachev (2001) Miassite Rh17S15, a new mineral from a placer of the Miass River, Urals. Zap. Vseross. Mineral. Obshch., 130(2), 41–45 (in Russian, English abs.).
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Anabar River basin
Airiyants, E. V., Zhmodik, S. M., Ivanov, P. O., Belyanin, D. K., & Agafonov, L. V. (2014). Mineral inclusions in Fe-Pt solid solution from the alluvial ore occurrences of the Anabar basin (northeastern Siberian Platform). Russian Geology and Geophysics, 55(8), 945-958.
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Yekaterinburg
Sierra Leone
  • Western Area
Mineralogy and Petrology 68:75-84 (2000)
South Africa
  • Limpopo
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 43, pp. 1711-1734 (2005)
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Census Area
      • Goodnews Bay
        • Salmon River - Red Mountain District
USGS Open-File Report 01-269
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