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Cobaltpentlandite Mineral Data

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General Cobaltpentlandite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Co9S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 786.93 gm
   Cobalt  67.40 %  Co
   Sulfur  32.60 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Co9S8
Help on Environment: Environment: With other sulfides and arsenides in hydrothermal veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Langis mine, Casey Township, Cobalt-Gowganda area, Ontario, and the Vauze mine, north of Noranda, Quebec Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the cobalt content and the relationship with pentlandite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Cobalt pentlandite - Renamed to Cobaltpentlandite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
  ICSD 40046
  PDF 19-364