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Haapalaite Mineral Data

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General Haapalaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: 2(Fe,Ni)S•1.6(Mg,Fe++)(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 276.87 gm
   Magnesium  12.29 %  Mg
   Iron       34.29 %  Fe
   Nickel     10.60 %  Ni
   Hydrogen    1.16 %  H
   Sulfur     23.16 %  S
   Oxygen     18.49 %  O
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+1.5Ni0.5S2Mg1.4Fe2+0.21.6(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: As thin scales in the Kokka serpentine and in carbonate, rarely in chrysotile.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Kokka serpentinite, near Outokumpu, Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Paavo Haapala (1906-), Finnish geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Haapalaite + Pronunciation Say HAAPALAITE