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Alacranite Mineral Data

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General Alacranite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: As8S9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 887.97 gm
   Arsenic  67.50 %  As
   Sulfur   32.50 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: As8S9
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as a cement in a sandy gravel (Uson caldera, USSR); in hydrothermal As-S veins (Alacran deposit, Chile).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Uson caldera, Kamchatka, USSR. From the Alacran deposit, Pampa Larga, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the occurrence in the Alacran deposit, Chile.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Alacranite + Pronunciation Say ALACRANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42387
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