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Malanite Mineral Data

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General Malanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 580.54 gm
   Copper    10.95 %  Cu
   Iridium   16.56 %  Ir
   Platinum  50.40 %  Pt
   Sulfur    22.09 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuPt1.5Ir0.5S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In peridotite-type platinum ores with Cu-Ni sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: Malan valley, Zunhua, Hebei Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Malanite Say MALANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Cobaltmalanite - Co-bearing malanite
  ICSD 56265
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