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Marcasite Mineral Data

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General Marcasite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: FeS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 119.98 gm
   Iron    46.55 %  Fe
   Sulfur  53.45 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+S2
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary, hydrothermal, and secondary mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Arabic or Moorish name for pyrites and similar material of uncertain origin.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Marcasite + Pronunciation Say MARCASITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26756
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