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Kullerudite Mineral Data

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General Kullerudite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiSe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 216.61 gm
   Nickel    27.09 %  Ni
   Selenium  72.91 %  Se
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiSe2
Help on Environment: Environment: In calcite veins in sills of albite diabase in schist, associated with low-grade uranium mineralization, almost exclusively as an alteration product of wilkmanite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Kuusamo, northeastern Findland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Gunner Kullerud, Geophisical Laboratory, Washington, D.C., USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kullerudite + Pronunciation Say KULLERUDITE