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Kashinite Mineral Data

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General Kashinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ir,Rh)2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 435.98 gm
   Iridium  66.13 %  Ir
   Rhodium  11.80 %  Rh
   Sulfur   22.06 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ir1.5Rh0.5S3
Help on Environment: Environment: In placer deposits derived from ultramafic rocks on the rims of platinium or iridium grains.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: From placers around Nizhni Tagil, Ural Mountains, and at unidentified ultramafic massif in the Far Eastern Region, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: To honor S.A. Kashin, a Russian investigator of ore deposits in the Ural Mountains.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kashinite + Pronunciation Say KASHINITE