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Classification of IridisiteHide

Rejected by the IMA

2 : Sulphides
D : Sulphides with metal: sulphur, selenium and tellurium < 1:1, Tellurides with Copper, Silver, Gold
29 : Skutterudite - Iridisite series

Physical Properties of IridisiteHide


Optical Data of IridisiteHide


Chemical Properties of IridisiteHide


Crystallography of IridisiteHide

Crystal System:

Other Language Names for IridisiteHide

Simplified Chinese:硫铱矿

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping (8th Edition)Hide

2/D.29-10SkutteruditeCoAs3Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Im3
2/D.29-20Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Im3

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.

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Localities for IridisiteHide

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.
  • Hebei
    • Chengde
      • Chengde Co.
        • Gaositai
Zuxiang Yu (1995): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 15(1), 1-4; Zuxiang Yu (1995): Acta Geologica Sinica 69(3), 215-220
Zuxiang Yu (1997): Acta Geologica Sinica 71(4), 486-490
      • Luan River valley (Luanhe valley)
Yu Zuxiang (1995): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 15(1), 5-8.
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