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Safflorite Mineral Data

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General Safflorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Co,Fe)As2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 208.00 gm
   Iron      6.71 %  Fe
   Cobalt   21.25 %  Co
   Arsenic  72.04 %  As
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Co0.75Fe2+0.25As2
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal veins of moderate temperature and presssure.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
Help on Locality: Locality: Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, GermanySchneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the German Safflor - "dyer's saffron."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Safflorite + Pronunciation Say SAFFLORITE