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Talnakhite Mineral Data

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General Talnakhite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu9(Fe,Ni)8S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,537.43 gm
   Iron    21.79 %  Fe
   Copper  37.20 %  Cu
   Nickel   7.63 %  Ni
   Sulfur  33.37 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu9Fe2+6Ni2S16
Help on Environment: Environment: In concentrations of up to 70% in hydrothermal vein ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1968
Help on Locality: Locality: Talnakh area, Taimyr Peninsula, Noril'sk region, Yakutiya, western Siberia, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Talnakhite + Pronunciation Say TALNAKHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 15242
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