Rustenburgite

rustenburgite

moncheite

pyrrhotite

pentlandite

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Formula: Pt3Sn
Alloy of platinum and tin
Specific gravity: 15.08 calculated
Hardness: 5
Colour: White with a yellow tint
Environments

Igneous environments

Localities

At the type locality, Rustenburg Town & Townlands Farm, Rustenburg, Rustenburg Local Municipality, Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, North West, South Africa, rustenburgite occurs as very sparse grains in concentrates. Associated minerals include atokite and unspecified platinum tellurides (HOM).

At the Stillwater Complex, Montana, USA, rustenburgite is associated with moncheite, pyrrhotite and pentlandite (HOM).

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