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Iridisite Mineral Data

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General Iridisite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ir,Cu,Rh,Ni,Pt)S2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 186.82 gm
   Copper    10.20 %  Cu
   Nickel     3.14 %  Ni
   Iridium   30.87 %  Ir
   Platinum  10.44 %  Pt
   Rhodium   11.02 %  Rh
   Sulfur    34.33 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ir0.3Cu0.3Rh0.2Ni0.1Pt0.1S2
Help on Environment: Environment: Heavy mineral concentrate from placers derived from nearby ultramafic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Unstated locality in China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name is intended to distinguish the mineral from "normal" iridium sulfide.