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Algodonite Mineral Data

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General Algodonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu6As
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 456.20 gm
   Copper   83.58 %  Cu
   Arsenic  16.42 %  As
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu6As
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal deposits associated with other copper arsenides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1857
Help on Locality: Locality: Chile, Algodones silver mn, Coquimbo Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Algodonite + Pronunciation Say ALGODONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Whitneyite