Borovskite

borovskite

pyrrhotite

altaite

pentlandite

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Formula: Pd3SbTe4
Telluride of palladium and antimony
Specific gravity: 8.25 calculated
Hardness: 3
Colour: Dark grey
Common impurities: Pt,Ni,Fe,Bi
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Localities

At the type locality, the Khautovaara Cu-Ni Deposit, Suojärvi District, Republic of Karelia, Russia, borovskite occurs as irregular grains 0.01-0.2 mm in size, embedded in pyrrhotite, less often in chalcopyrite, sometimes intergrown with altaite, in massive pentlandite-chalcopyrite-pyrrhotite ores of hydrothermal origin (AM 59.873).

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