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Nickel Mineral Data

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General Nickel Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 58.69 gm
   Nickel 100.00 %  Ni
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          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni
Help on Environment: Environment: In serpentinized ultramafic rocks as a result o flow-temperature hydrothermal activity.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Bogota, Canala, New Caledonia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the German Nickel - "demom", from a contraction of kupfernickel, or "Devil's Copper", as the mineral was believed to contain copper but yielded none when smelted.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nickel Say NICKEL
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64989
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