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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 12.01 gm
   Carbon 100.00 %  C
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed limestones, organic-rich shales, and coal beds..
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Ticonderoga, New York. Madagascar and Ceylon. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, graphein, "to write."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Graphite Say GRAPHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Black Lead