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Hauchecornite Mineral Data

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General Hauchecornite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni9Bi(Sb,Bi)S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,137.28 gm
   Nickel    46.45 %  Ni
   Bismuth   22.97 %  Bi
   Antimony   8.03 %  Sb
   Sulfur    22.56 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni9Bi1.25Sb0.75S8
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Friedrich mine, near Wissen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for William Hauchecorn (1828-1900), Director of the Geological Survey and the Mining Academy, Berlin, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hauchecornite + Pronunciation Say HAUCHECORNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40055
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