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Moncheite: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2 Chalcopyrite: CuFeS2
Comments: White moncheite with chalcopyrite (orange, blue and violet tarnishing colors) in silicate matrix. Polished section (from microprobe analysis) in reflected light.
Location: Lukkulaisvaara ultrabasic Massif, Olanga (Oulanka) River, Oulanka plutonic complex, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia.
Scale: Picture size 0.11 mm.
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Moncheite: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2 Insizwaite: Pt(Bi,Sb)2
Comments: Back-scattered electron image showing b) intergrowth of taimyrite-tatyanaite with moncheitei-insizwaite (CanMin, v 42, p 611).
Location: Kondyor PGE placer, Khabarovskiy Kray, eastern Siberia, Russia.
Scale: See Image.
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