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Metallic Element
Iridium is a brittle and extremely hard metal. It is extremely inert chemically, resisting even the action of aqua regia. Iridium is used chiefly as an alloying material for platinum; the alloy, containing about 10 percent iridium, is much harder than pure platinum. Platinum-iridium alloys containing larger percentages of iridium are used in making precision instruments, needle points, surgical lasers and tools.

Production Center(s): Mined
CodeName: Iridium
Classification: Metallic Element
TechLevel: 0
ID: Ir
Mass(kg): 22,500
Melting Point(gC): 2410
Gravitic Sig(ngF): 22.4
Required Components: N/A