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Rustenburgite Mineral Data

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General Rustenburgite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pt,Pd)3Sn
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 637.46 gm
   Tin        18.62 %  Sn
   Palladium  12.52 %  Pd
   Platinum   68.86 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt2.25Pd0.75Sn
Help on Environment: Environment: As very sparse grains in concentrates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: Atok and Rustenburg mines, Merensky Reef, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rustenburgite + Pronunciation Say RUSTENBURGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40336
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