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Potarite Mineral Data

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General Potarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PdHg
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 307.01 gm
   Mercury    65.34 %  Hg
   Palladium  34.66 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PdHg
Help on Environment: Environment: Residual mineral found in diamond washings.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
Help on Locality: Locality: Potaro River area, Guyana. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Potarite Say POTARITE