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Zincochromite & Mertieite-I & Isomertieite

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Zincochromite & Mertieite-I & Isomertieite

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Description
Locality: 
Choudnoe, Urals Region, Russian Federation
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

Polished section of zincochromite etc. (comes with documentation Prof. Rudashesvsky, SEM/X-ray)

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zincochromite

Formula: 
ZnCr2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Srednyaya Padma mine, Velikaya Guba uran-vanadium deposit, Zaonezhie peninsula, Lake Onega, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia

Mertieite-I

Formula: 
Pd11(Sb,As)4
Strunz: 
2.AC.15b
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Fox Gulch (Fox Gulch Platinum placer), Salmon River - Red Mountain District, Goodnews Bay, Bethel Borough, Alaska, USA

Isomertieite

Formula: 
Pd11Sb2As2
Strunz: 
2.AC.15a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Itabira, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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