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Insizwaite Mineral Data

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General Insizwaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pt(Bi,Sb)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 569.43 gm
   Bismuth   55.05 %  Bi
   Antimony  10.69 %  Sb
   Platinum  34.26 %  Pt
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PtBi1.5Sb0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Of hydrothermal origin, in a vein cutting massif pyrrhotite ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Insizwa deposit, Waterfall Gorge, Pondoland and East Griqualand areas, Transkei, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Insizwa mineral deposit, South Africa, where it was discovered.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Insizwaite + Pronunciation Say INSIZWAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42548
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