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General Genkinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pt,Pd)4Sb3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,056.91 gm
   Antimony   34.56 %  Sb
   Palladium  10.07 %  Pd
   Platinum   55.37 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt3PdSb3
Help on Environment: Environment: In ultramafics or ophiolites mineralized with Pt-Fe-Cu-Ni, and placers derived for them.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Onverwacht and Driekop mines, Transvaal, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. A.D. Genkin, Soviet mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Genkinite + Pronunciation Say GENKINITE