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Hellyerite Mineral Data

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General Hellyerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiCO3•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 226.79 gm
   Nickel    25.88 %  Ni   32.93 % NiO
   Hydrogen   5.33 %  H    47.66 % H2O
   Carbon     5.30 %  C    19.41 % CO2
   Oxygen    63.49 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni(CO3)•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Shear planes in serpentinite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Old Lord Brassy mine, Heazlewood, TAS, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henry Hellyer (1826-), first surveyor general of Van Dieman's Land, TAS, Australia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hellyerite + Pronunciation Say HELLYERITE