Michenerite

minerals

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Formula: PdBiTe
Telluride, cobaltite group
Specific gravity: 9.5
Hardness: 2½
Streak: Black
Colour: Silver-white
Common impurities: Pt,Ag,Ni,Sb
Environments

Plutonic igneous environments
Hydrothermal environments

Michenerite is a principal palladium mineral in copper-nickel sulphide deposits, associated with froodite, merenskyite, moncheite, kotulskite, melonite, sobolevskite, hollingworthite, sperrylite, hessite, chalcopyrite, pentlandite, cubanite and pyrrhotite (HOM).

Localities

There are two co-type localities, the Vermilion mine, Denison Township, and the Frood mine, McKim Township, both in the Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada.

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