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Breithauptite Mineral Data

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General Breithauptite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiSb
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 180.44 gm
   Nickel    32.53 %  Ni
   Antimony  67.47 %  Sb
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiSb
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal calcite veins associated with Co-Ni-Ag ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Cobalt district, near Red Lake; in the Silver Islet mine and the Hemlo gold deposit, Thunder Bay district, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: After the Saxon mineralogist Johann Friedrich August Breithaupt (1791-1873).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Breithauptite + Pronunciation Say BREITHAUPTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 293304
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