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Sperrylite Mineral Data

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General Sperrylite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PtAs2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 344.92 gm
   Arsenic   43.44 %  As
   Platinum  56.56 %  Pt
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PtAs2
Help on Environment: Environment: Magmatic, in basic pegmatites, and alluvial deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
Help on Locality: Locality: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Tweefontein, Republic of South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its discoverer, the American chemist, Francis L. Sperry of Tallmadge, Ohio, USA..
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sperrylite + Pronunciation Say SPERRYLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 38428
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