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Zvyagintsevite

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Zvyagintsevite

ex Marcus Lueg personal collection
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Konder Massif, Aldan Shield, Khabarovsk Krai, Russian Federation
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.3 × 0.5 × 0.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Weight: 
0.36gr
Description

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

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 1-3), and a slightly warmer hue. Additionally, this specimen was SEM/EDS verified by the seller.

This is a superb example of this rare species.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zvyagintsevite

Formula: 
(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
Strunz: 
1.AG.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia...

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Germany (trackable & insured, up to 5 kg)
7
EU countries (trackable)
8.50
Rest of World (trackable)
8.50

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