Arsenide, palladium- and mercury- bearing mineral
Specific gravity: 10.2
Common impurities: Au,Cu,Sb
Athenite has been found in concentrates from gold washings, associated
with arsenopalladinite and
At the Type Locality:ⓘ Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, atheneite was found as a few grains in residual concentrates from gold washings; intergrowths with arsenopalladinite occur, and hematite inclusions are also present (AM 59.1330-1332). Other associated minerals include palladseite and isomertieite (HOM).
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