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Sphaerocobaltite Mineral Data

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General Sphaerocobaltite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CoCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 118.94 gm
   Cobalt  49.55 %  Co   63.00 % CoO
   Carbon  10.10 %  C    37.00 % CO2
   Oxygen  40.35 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Co(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Altered Co-Ni veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
Help on Locality: Locality: Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition and form.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sphaerocobaltite + Pronunciation Say SPHAEROCOBALTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Cobaltocalcite
  ICSD 61066
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