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Parkerite Mineral Data

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General Parkerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 657.27 gm
   Nickel   26.79 %  Ni
   Bismuth  47.69 %  Bi
   Lead     15.76 %  Pb
   Sulfur    9.76 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni3Bi1.5Pb0.5S2
Help on Environment: Environment: As grains in other hydrothermal sulfide and arsenide minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
Help on Locality: Locality: Waterfall Gorge, Insizwa, Griqualand, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Robert Luling Parker (1893-1973), Zurich, Switzerland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Parkerite + Pronunciation Say PARKERITE