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Konder Massif, Aldan Shield, Khabarovsk Krai, Russian Federation
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
0.3 × 0.5 × 0.25 cm

Zvyagintsevite is an ultra-rare natural alloy of lead and palladium. Here is a well-defined crystal of this exceptional platinum group mineral. It is complete all around, with good metallic luster, a superb example of this uncommon species.

These crystals resemble the isoferroplatinum crystals from the same locality, but are presumed to be several orders of magnitude rarer than the already rare native platinum crystals ("1 of 1000"). While they might appear quite similar at first, they is actually a difference to the platinum crystals. The characteristic features are the "stepped" edges and corners (see pics 1 & 2), and a slightly warmer hue. To illustrate the difference in hue, pic 9 shows this zvyagintsevite on the left side and an exemplary 1,08 g isoferroplatinum crystal (with some gold coatings) on the right side. Additionally, this specimen was SEM/EDS verified.

The "Konder alkaline-ultrabasic massif, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia" supplies the best and largest crystals of zvyagintsevite in the world.

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Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia...

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