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Nickelskutterudite Mineral Data

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General Nickelskutterudite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Co)As3-x
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 268.53 gm
   Cobalt    5.49 %  Co
   Nickel   16.39 %  Ni
   Arsenic  78.12 %  As
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni0.75Co0.25As2.8
Help on Environment: Environment: Moderate temperature ore veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
Help on Locality: Locality: Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the nickel-rich version of skutterudite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Chloanthite
  Nickel-skutterudite - Renamed Nickelskutterudite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131