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Smythite Mineral Data

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General Smythite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S11 or (Fe,Ni)13S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 861.75 gm
   Iron    43.74 %  Fe
   Nickel  15.32 %  Ni
   Sulfur  40.93 %  S
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          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+6.75Ni2.25S11
Help on Environment: Environment: Low temperature oxidation product of the strongly magnetic monoclinic phase of pyrrhotite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: Bloomington quarry, Monroe County, Indiana, USA Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Charles Henry Smyth (1866-1937), economic geologist and petrologist of Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Smythite Say SMYTHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42537
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