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Glaucodot Mineral Data

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General Glaucodot Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Co,Fe)AsS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 165.15 gm
   Iron      8.45 %  Fe
   Cobalt   26.76 %  Co
   Arsenic  45.37 %  As
   Sulfur   19.42 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Co0.75Fe2+0.25AsS
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in deep-seated deposits of high-temperature origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1849
Help on Locality: Locality: In Sweden, at Hakansbo, Vastmanland, as large twinned and untwinned crystals. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "blue," in reference to its use in the dark blue glass called smalt.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Glaucodot + Pronunciation Say GLAUCODOT