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Villamaninite Mineral Data

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General Villamaninite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 114.68 gm
   Iron     0.24 %  Fe
   Cobalt   0.77 %  Co
   Copper  27.71 %  Cu
   Nickel  15.35 %  Ni
   Sulfur  55.92 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu0.5Ni0.3Co0.01Fe2+0.005S2
Help on Environment: Environment: As subhedral disseminated grains in black bituminous dolostone and in white coarse-grained recrystallized dolostone or as nodular aggregates in vuggy dolomite veinlets.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
Help on Locality: Locality: Providencia mine, Mina C�rmenes district, near Villaman�n, Leon province, Spain Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Villamaninite + Pronunciation Say VILLAMANINITE