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Empirical formula: FeS2
a: 4.443 Å
b: 5.424 Å
c: 3.386 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 81.60 Å3
Space group: Pnnm
Calculated density: 4.883 g/cm3
Z: 2
Formula weight: 119.979 g/mole
R(F): 0.0561
Common name: Marcasite
Short description: Marcasite is a decorative mineral.
Keyword: jewelry
ICSD collection code: 42415
Keyword: pyrite
Keyword: clay
Keyword: iron
Keyword: Mineral
Layman's explanation: W. Haidinger distinguished marcasite from pyrite in 1845. Although the two compounds have the same chemical make-up (FeS2), there are differences in the crystallization. Marcasite was named after an old province in northeastern Persia. Marcasite and pyrite are made in similar ways, but marcasite is found in clay or limestone deposits and around organic remains, while pyrite forms in rocks and slates. Marcasite is relatively rare, but can be found in the U.S., Mexico, France, Peru, China, and Russia. Since it is a very attractive mineral, maracasite is mostly used in jewelry making.
IUPAC name: Iron persulfide
Citation of a publication: Acta Chemica Scandinavica 27(1973) p2791; Brostigen, G, Kjekshus, A, Romming, C
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained from the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50107.CIF 50107.crt 50107.GIF 50107.jpg 50107.ort
50107.pdb 50107.sdt 50107B.crt 50107C.crt

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