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Ferrorhodsite Mineral Data

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General Ferrorhodsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 417.75 gm
   Iron       7.62 %  Fe
   Copper     6.39 %  Cu
   Iridium   10.58 %  Ir
   Platinum   2.33 %  Pt
   Rhodium   42.37 %  Rh
   Sulfur    30.70 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.57Cu0.42Rh1.72Ir0.23Pt0.05S4
Help on Environment: Environment: Found as inclusions in isoferroplatinum in dunnite. The iron dominant analog of cuprorodsite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1996
Help on Locality: Locality: Gold-platinum placers in the Chadsky and Kondersky dunite massifs, Yakutia-Saha, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For it's composition and relationship to cuprorhodsite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1996-047