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Rheniite Mineral Data

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General Rheniite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ReS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 250.34 gm
   Rhenium  74.38 %  Re
   Sulfur   25.62 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ReS2
Help on Environment: Environment: Hot, acid fumarole gases at 500-570C.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Proposed IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Kudriavyi volcano, Iturup island, south part of Kuril arc (1200 km length) in Russia between Kamchatka peninsula and Japan islands. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the element "rhenium".
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Kurilite