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Troilite Mineral Data

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General Troilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: FeS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 87.91 gm
   Iron    63.53 %  Fe
   Sulfur  36.47 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+S
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in serpentinites, in layered ultramafic intrusives, and as nodules in meteorites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863
Help on Locality: Locality: Albareto meteorite, Albareto, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Dominico Troili, who described, in 1766, a meteorite which fell in Albareto, near Modena, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Troilite Say TROILITE