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Bowieite Mineral Data

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General Bowieite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Rh,Ir,Pt)1.77S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 342.08 gm
   Iridium   29.84 %  Ir
   Platinum  10.09 %  Pt
   Rhodium   31.95 %  Rh
   Sulfur    28.12 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 1.77(Rh0.6)1.77(Ir0.3)1.77(Pt0.1)S3
Help on Environment: Environment: In platinum alloy nuggets recovered from dredging operations.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Salmon River, Goodnews Bay, Alaska, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the British scientist, Dr. Stanley Hay Umphray Bowie, of the Institure of Geological Sciences, London, England.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bowieite Say BOWIEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 15344
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