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Cadmium Mineral Data

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General Cadmium Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cd
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 112.41 gm
   Cadmium 100.00 %  Cd
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cd
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the heavy, non-magnetic fraction of a mechanical concentrate from a gabbro intrusive.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Ust'-Khannin intrusive, Vilyui River basin, eastern Siberian platform. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "calamine," as the element occurs in slags resulting from smelting smithsonite (formerly calamine) ore.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cadmium Say CADMIUM
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64702
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