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Polydymite Mineral Data

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General Polydymite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiNi2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 304.33 gm
   Nickel  57.85 %  Ni
   Sulfur  42.15 %  S
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiNi2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in hydrothermal veins. Forms a series with linnaeite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
Help on Locality: Locality: Gr´┐Żnau mine, Sayn-Altenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "many" and "twin", as the mineral is observed in twinned forms.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Polydymite + Pronunciation Say POLYDYMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 36271
  Nickellinnaeite
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