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Kharaelakhite Mineral Data

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General Kharaelakhite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pt,Cu,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 880.29 gm
   Iron       4.76 %  Fe
   Copper    18.05 %  Cu
   Nickel     1.67 %  Ni
   Platinum  11.08 %  Pt
   Lead      35.31 %  Pb
   Sulfur    29.14 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt0.5Cu2.5Pb1.5Fe2+0.75Ni0.25S8
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal chalcopyrite ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Talnakh deposit, Noril'sk region, western Siberia, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Kharaelakh Plateau, Noril'sk region, USSR.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kharaelakhite + Pronunciation Say KHARAELAKHITE