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Gersdorffite Mineral Data

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General Gersdorffite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiAsS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 165.68 gm
   Nickel   35.42 %  Ni
   Arsenic  45.22 %  As
   Sulfur   19.35 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiAsS
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal vein deposits formed at moderate tempertures.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
Help on Locality: Locality: Zinkwand, Schladming, Styria, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Herr von Gersdorff, owner of Schladming Mine, Austria.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gersdorffite + Pronunciation Say GERSDORFFITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Gray nickel pyrites
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