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Westerveldite Mineral Data

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General Westerveldite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni,Co)As
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 131.93 gm
   Iron     25.40 %  Fe
   Cobalt    4.47 %  Co
   Nickel   13.35 %  Ni
   Arsenic  56.79 %  As
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.6Ni0.3Co0.1As
Help on Environment: Environment: As minute inclusions in maucherite which occurs in chromite-nickeline ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: La Gallega mine, 3 km west of Ojen, Marbella Province, M´┐Żlaga, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jan Westerveld (1905-1962), Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Westerveldite + Pronunciation Say WESTERVELDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30413
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