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Pentlandite Mineral Data

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General Pentlandite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 771.94 gm
   Iron    32.56 %  Fe
   Nickel  34.21 %  Ni
   Sulfur  33.23 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+4.5Ni4.5S8
Help on Environment: Environment: Common as the sulfide phase in basic and ultra-basic intrusive igneous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1856
Help on Locality: Locality: Espedalen, near Lillihammer, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Irish natural historian, J. B. Pentland (1797-1873).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pentlandite + Pronunciation Say PENTLANDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Conifeite - cobalt pentlandite
  ICSD 61021
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