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General Bravoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni,Co)S2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 120.86 gm
   Iron    32.35 %  Fe
   Cobalt   4.88 %  Co
   Nickel   9.71 %  Ni
   Sulfur  53.06 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.7Ni0.2Co0.1S2
Help on Environment: Environment: Nickel-rich variety of pyrite which is gray in color.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 1989 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1907
Help on Locality: Locality: Gey, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for J. J. Bravo (1874-1928), Peruvian scientist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bravoite Say BRAVOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40329
  Nickelian Pyrite
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