Minerals identify

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Polarite

Alloys with pge

Polarite (Pd,(Bi,Pb)), is an opaque , yellow-white mineral. Its crystals are orthorhombic , but can only be seen through a microscope. It has a metallic luster and leaves a white streak. Polarite is rated 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs Scale

It was first described in 1969 for an occurrence in Talnakh, Norilsk in the Polar Ural Mountains It has also been recorded from the Bushveld igneous complex and from Fox Gulch, Goodnews Bay

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic