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Rhodite

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Formula:
(Au, Rh)
Specific Gravity:
15.5 - 16.8
Name:
In allusion to its composition, containing RHODium.
A variety of Gold

A rhodian variety of Gold. Gold containing 34 to 43 weight per cent Rh has been reported (Columbia & Mexico). NOTE: Not confirmed.


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Physical Properties of RhoditeHide

Tenacity:
Brittle
Density:
15.5 - 16.8 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Chemical Properties of RhoditeHide

Formula:
(Au, Rh)

Synonyms of RhoditeHide

Other Language Names for RhoditeHide

German:Rhodit
Simplified Chinese:铑金矿
Spanish:Rhodita

Other InformationHide

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 RhoditeHide

Reference List:
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del Rio (1825) Annales de chimie et de physique, Paris: 29: 137.
Adam, M. (1869) Tableau minéralogique, Paris: 83.
Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 90, 91.

Internet Links for RhoditeHide

Localities for RhoditeHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
China
 
  • Yunnan Province
    • Pu'er Prefecture
      • Mojiang Co.
Guangjun Yu and Ruyong Xie (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(2), 11-18
Mineral and/or Locality  
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