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Rhenium Mineral Data

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General Rhenium Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Re
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 186.21 gm
   Rhenium 100.00 %  Re
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Re
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs with other platinum group metals (Pt, Re, Os, Ir). Never found as a pure element, it is always alloyed with varing percentages of PGMS.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Transbaikal, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Rhine River in Germany in 1925.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rhenium Say RHENIUM
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40355
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