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General Linnaeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Co++Co+++2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 305.06 gm
   Cobalt  57.95 %  Co
   Sulfur  42.05 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoCo2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal veins with other cobalt and nickel sufides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Bastn�s mines, Riddarhyttan, V�stmanland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Swedish botanist, C. Linne (1707-1778).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Linnaeite + Pronunciation Say LINNAEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24212
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