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General Vaesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 122.82 gm
   Nickel  47.78 %  Ni
   Sulfur  52.22 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiS2
Help on Environment: Environment: Disseminated through dolomite (Kasompi mine, Zaire); as a secondary alteration product of arsenic-deficient nickel skutterudite (Germany)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1945
Help on Locality: Locality: Kasompi mine, Katanga (Shaba), Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Johannes Vaes, mineralogist for the Union Miniere du Haut Katanga.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vaesite Say VAESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 79671
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