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Wairauite Mineral Data

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General Wairauite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CoFe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 114.78 gm
   Iron    48.66 %  Fe
   Cobalt  51.34 %  Co
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoFe0+
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in dominantly lizardite serpentine at the western contact of an ultramafic intrusion: thought to have been formed under low-sulfer reducing conditions during the serpentinizat ion process.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Red Hill, Warau Valley, South Island, New Zealand. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wairauite + Pronunciation Say WAIRAUITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 56273
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