Stibiopalladinite

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Stibiopalladinite
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Stibiopalladinite (metallic, center, below)
General
Category Sulfide mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
Pd5Sb2
Strunz classification 02.AC.20a
Identification
Color Silver, white to steel-gray
Crystal system Hexagonal
Mohs scale hardness 4 - 5
Luster Metallic
Streak Black
Diaphaneity Opaque

Stibiopalladinite is a mineral containing the chemical elements palladium and antimony.[1] Its chemical formula is Pd5Sb2. It is a silvery white to steel grey opaque mineral crystallizing in the hexagonal crystal system.[2]

It was first described in 1929 for an occurrence in the Bushveld igneous complex of South Africa.[3]

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  1. ^ "Handbook of Mineralogy - Stibiopalladinite". Handbookofmineralogy.com. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Stibiopalladinite: Stibiopalladinite mineral information and data". Mindat.org. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Stibiopalladinite Mineral Data". Webmineral.com. Retrieved 2013-10-18.