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Djerfisherite Mineral Data

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General Djerfisherite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K6Na(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,500.72 gm
   Potassium   9.38 %  K
   Sodium      0.92 %  Na
   Iron       42.43 %  Fe
   Copper     10.16 %  Cu
   Nickel      2.35 %  Ni
   Sulfur     33.34 %  S
   Chlorine    1.42 %  Cl
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             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K6NaFe2+19Cu4NiS26Cl
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal Cu-Ni ores, in skarns, in pegmatites, in kimberlites and in a mafic alkalic diatreme.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: Coyote Peak, Humbolt County, California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Daniel Jerome Fisher (1896-1988), American mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Djerfisherite + Pronunciation Say DJERFISHERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200005
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