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Rhodium

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Formula:
(Rh,Pt)
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Silver-white
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
This page provides mineralogical data about Rhodium.

Classification of Rhodium

Approved
1.AF.10

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
F : Platinum group elements
Dana 7th ed.:
1.2.1.3
1.2.1.3

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
2 : Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
1.89

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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Type Occurrence of Rhodium

Year of Discovery:
1974

Physical Properties of Rhodium

Metallic
Colour:
Silver-white
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Rhodium

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.8Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 54.87 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Rhodium

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Rhodium

Formula:
(Rh,Pt)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rhodium to other Species

1.AF.05Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.AF.05Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.AF.05Ruthenium(Ru,Ir)
1.AF.10Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.AF.10Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.AF.10PlatinumPt
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.2.1.1PlatinumPt
1.2.1.2Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.2.1.4Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.2.1.5Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)

Other Names for Rhodium

Name in Other Languages:
Russian:Родий
Simplified Chinese:自然铑

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Rhodium

Reference List:
CIM Special Volume 23: 132-133.

CIM Special Volume 23: 155.

Canadian Mineralogist (1974): 12: 399-403.

Internet Links for Rhodium

Localities for Rhodium

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Rous Co.
      • Ballina
Carlo Tortorella
  • Tasmania
    • Rosebery district
G. A. Albertson Data Bottrill & Baker, 2008 Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
China
 
  • Tibet Autonomous Region
    • Shannan Prefecture (Lhokha Prefecture; Lhoka Prefecture)
      • Qusum Co. (Qusong Co.)
http://www.ngu.no/FileArchive/165/2003_055.pdf Geological Survey of Norway / The Alice Wain Memorial West Norway Eclogite Field Symposium / Abstract Volume p. 8.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Bodaibo
          • Lena Gold District
            • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
http://www.igem.ru/igem/chem/pt/sukhloge.htm
South Africa
 
  • Limpopo Province
    • Bushveld Complex
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 43, pp. 1711-1734 (2005)
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
        • Brits (Brits District)
          • Mooinooi
http://www.sylvaniaplatinum.com/im/files/documents/slv_AR2013.pdf
http://www.platmin.com/our-assets/pilansberg
http://www.platmin.com/our-assets/pilansberg
http://www.platmin.com/our-assets/pilansberg
http://www.platmin.com/our-assets/pilansberg
        • Rustenburg (Rustenburg District)
          • Frischgewaagd Farm
http://www.wesizwe.com/projects-key-facts-about-the-bakubung-platinum-mine.php
http://www.implats.co.za/implats/Impala-platinum.asp
          • Marikana
https://www.lonmin.com/downloads/media_centre/news/press/2014/Q2%202014%20Production%20Report%20-%2009052014%20-%20FINAL.pdf
http://aquariusplatinum.com/sites/aquariusplatinum.com/files/annual_results_2006.pdf
Sweden
 
  • Småland
    • Vetlanda
      • Alseda
H.-J.Wilke: Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden.1997
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Borough
      • Goodnews Bay
        • Salmon River - Red Mountain District
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
  • Montana
    • Stillwater Co.
      • Nye
Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Can.Min.(1974) 12, 399-403
  • North Carolina
    • Jackson Co.
      • Webster-Balsam
Edwin H.Bentzen III (1971) Platinum Group Content Of Some Western North Carolina Chromites
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