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Cobaltite Mineral Data

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General Cobaltite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CoAsS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 165.92 gm
   Cobalt   35.52 %  Co
   Arsenic  45.16 %  As
   Sulfur   19.33 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoAsS
Help on Environment: Environment: High temperature hydrotherma deposits and contact metamorphic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
Help on Locality: Locality: Mines in the Cobalt district, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the German, Kobold, "underground spirit" or "goblin," in allusion to the refusal of cobaltiferous ores to smelt properly, hence "bewitched."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cobaltite + Pronunciation Say COBALTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31189
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