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General Cohenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni,Co)3C
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 183.04 gm
   Iron    54.92 %  Fe
   Cobalt   9.66 %  Co
   Nickel  28.86 %  Ni
   Carbon   6.56 %  C
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+1.8Ni0.9Co0.3C
Help on Environment: Environment: In iron meteorites, also in terrestrial iron, in mafic rocks chemically reduced from the assimilation of graphite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
Help on Locality: Locality: Common in iron meteorites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Emil Wilhelm Cohen (1842-1905), Professor of Mineralogy, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16593
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