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Cooperite Mineral Data

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General Cooperite 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: A significant platinum ore mineral, found in concentrates from norites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
Help on Locality: Locality: At various locations along the Merensky Reef of the Bushveld Complex, Transvaal, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For R.A. Cooper, of Johannesburg, South Africa, who first described the mineral.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 41376
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