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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuFeS2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 201.54 gm
   Iron      27.71 %  Fe
   Copper    31.53 %  Cu
   Hydrogen   1.00 %  H
   Sulfur    31.82 %  S
   Oxygen     7.94 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuFe2+S2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Mafic alkalic diatreme.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Coyote Peak diatreme, 16 miles SW of Orick, Santa Cruz Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Orickite Say ORICKITE