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Gaotaiite Mineral Data

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General Gaotaiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ir3Te8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,597.46 gm
   Tellurium  63.90 %  Te
   Iridium    36.10 %  Ir
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ir3Te8
Help on Environment: Environment: A constituent of placer deposits and crushed ores of a chromium deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: Near the village of Gaotai, about 200 km NNE of Beijing, People's Republic of China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gaotaiite + Pronunciation Say GAOTAIITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1993-017