Agent Name

Pyrrhotite

CAS Number

1310-50-5

Formula

Fe(0.83-1)-S

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Brownish-bronze mineral; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Mineral composed of iron and sulfur (Fe1-x S); [Merck Index] "Pyrrhotite is an unusual iron sulfide mineral with a variable iron content: Fe(1-x)S (x = 0 to 0.2). The FeS endmember is known as troilite. Pyrrhotite is also called magnetic pyrite because the color is similar to pyrite and it is weakly magnetic. The magnetism decreases as the iron content decreases, and troilite is non-magnetic." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Iron."

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