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Clinosafflorite Mineral Data

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General Clinosafflorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Co,Fe,Ni)As2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 207.83 gm
   Iron      8.06 %  Fe
   Cobalt   17.01 %  Co
   Nickel    2.82 %  Ni
   Arsenic  72.10 %  As
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Co0.6Fe2+0.3Ni0.1As2
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal Co-Ni ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1971
Help on Locality: Locality: From Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: In reference to the monoclinic symmetry of this safflorite-like species.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42613
  IMA1970-014
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