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Platarsite Mineral Data

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General Platarsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 265.01 gm
   Arsenic    28.27 %  As
   Ruthenium   3.81 %  Ru
   Platinum   44.17 %  Pt
   Rhodium    11.65 %  Rh
   Sulfur     12.10 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt0.6Rh0.3Ru0.1AsS
Help on Environment: Environment: In replacement pegmatite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Onverwacht No. 330 mine, Lydenberg district, Transvaal, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition, PLATinum and ARSenic.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Platarsite + Pronunciation Say PLATARSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 38427
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