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General Atokite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Pt)3Sn
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 504.47 gm
   Tin        23.53 %  Sn
   Palladium  47.47 %  Pd
   Platinum   29.00 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd2.25Pt0.75Sn
Help on Environment: Environment: As very sparse grains in concentrates of ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Rustenburg and Atok platinum mines, on the Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex, about 48 km southeast of Pietersburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Atok mine, South Africa.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Atokite Say ATOKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40335
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