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General Reevesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni6Fe+++2(CO3)(OH)16•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 868.02 gm
   Iron      12.87 %  Fe   18.40 % Fe2O3
   Nickel    40.57 %  Ni   51.63 % NiO
   Hydrogen   2.79 %  H    24.91 % H2O
   Carbon     1.38 %  C     5.07 % CO2
   Oxygen    42.39 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni6Fe3+2(CO3)(OH)16•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of a highly weathered iron-nickel meteorite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Wolf Creek meteorite. Found three km west of the Scotia talc mine, Bon Accord area, Barberton, Transvaal, South Africa Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Frank Reeves (1886-?), American geologist who discovered the Wolf Creek meteorite crater.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Reevesite + Pronunciation Say REEVESITE