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Violarite Mineral Data

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General Violarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++Ni+++2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 301.49 gm
   Iron    18.52 %  Fe
   Nickel  38.93 %  Ni
   Sulfur  42.54 %  S
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+Ni2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: Of hydrothermal origin with other sufides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
Help on Locality: Locality: Vermilion mine, Denison township, Sudbury district, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin for "purple", its color in a polished section.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Violarite + Pronunciation Say VIOLARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42590
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