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Makinenite Mineral Data

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General Makinenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiSe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 137.65 gm
   Nickel    42.64 %  Ni
   Selenium  57.36 %  Se
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiSe
Help on Environment: Environment: In sills of albite diabase in schist, associated with low-grade uranium mineralization.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Kitka River, Kuusamo, Oulun (Oulu) L��ni, Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Eero Makinen, Finnish geologist, adn former President of the Outokumpa Company.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Makinenite + Pronunciation Say MAKINENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Maekinenite