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Argentopentlandite Mineral Data

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General Argentopentlandite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 816.86 gm
   Iron    41.02 %  Fe
   Nickel  14.37 %  Ni
   Silver  13.21 %  Ag
   Sulfur  31.40 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AgFe2+6Ni2S8
Help on Environment: Environment: In pyrite and cubanite-chalcopyrite hydrothermal veins, and in disseminated sulfide deposits in skarn.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: In the USSR, in the Oktyabr mine, Talnakh area, Noril'sk region, western Siberia, and the Khovuaksinsk Co-Ni deposit. In the Vuonos, Miihkali, Hietajarvi, and Outokumpu deposits, Finla Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the similarity in composition to pentlandite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Argentopentlandite + Pronunciation Say ARGENTOPENTLANDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40051
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