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Prassoite Mineral Data

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General Prassoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Rh17S15 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,230.38 gm
   Rhodium  78.43 %  Rh
   Sulfur   21.57 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Rh17S15
Help on Environment: Environment: Prassoite was approved as a valid species but never published. Miassite appearantly has priority as the valid name by publication.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Withdrawn IMA 2003 in favor of miassite, Approved IMA 1971 ? (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Tiebaghi massif, New Caledonia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: No derivation of name stated.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 23930
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