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Aerugite Mineral Data

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General Aerugite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ([ ],Ni)9(AsO4)2(AsO6) (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 976.97 gm
   Nickel   54.07 %  Ni   68.81 % NiO
   Arsenic  23.01 %  As   30.38 % As2O3
   Oxygen   22.93 %  O
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           100.00 %       99.18 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni9As3O14
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the walls of furnaces used to roast ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1858
Help on Locality: Locality: South Terres mine, St Austell, Cornwall, England. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for 'copper rust', in allusion to its appearance.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aerugite Say AERUGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 65630
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