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Braggite Mineral Data

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General Braggite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 186.91 gm
   Nickel      3.14 %  Ni
   Palladium  17.08 %  Pd
   Platinum   62.62 %  Pt
   Sulfur     17.16 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt0.6Pd0.3Ni0.1S
Help on Environment: Environment: In norites occurring in layered mafic intrusives, formed at high magmatic temperatures.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Rustenburg and Potgietersrust districts, Bushveld Complex, Transvaal, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: To honor Sir William Henry Bragg (1862-1942) and Professor William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971), pioneers in the X-ray investigations of crystals, as this is the first new mineral to be discovered by X-ray methods alone.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Braggite Say BRAGGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2585
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