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Awaruite Mineral Data

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General Awaruite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni2Fe to Ni3Fe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 202.57 gm
   Iron    27.57 %  Fe
   Nickel  72.43 %  Ni
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni2.5Fe0+
Help on Environment: Environment: In river placers, from serpentinized peridotites; in meteorites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1885
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Red Hills and the Gorge River draining them, near Awarua Bay, south Westland, New Zealand. At Coolac, New South Wales, and in the Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the locality near Awarua Bay, New Zealand.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Awaruite Say AWARUITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bobrovskite