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Bunsenite Mineral Data

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General Bunsenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiO
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 74.69 gm
   Nickel  78.58 %  Ni  100.00 % NiO
   Oxygen  21.42 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiO
Help on Environment: Environment: In a hydrothermal Ni-U vein.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: At Johanngeorgenstadt, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Professor Robert William Eberhard Bunsen (1811-1899), German chemist of the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, who had observed artificial NiO.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bunsenite + Pronunciation Say BUNSENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9866
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