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Amalgam Mineral Data

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General Amalgam Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag2Hg3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 817.51 gm
   Silver   26.39 %  Ag
   Mercury  73.61 %  Hg
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag2Hg3
Help on Environment: Environment: Base metal ore deposits with oxidisable mercury sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Germany, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Medieval Latin "amalgama" for a mercury-metal alloy, generally when the other metal is silver.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Amalgam Say AMALGAM
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Kongsbergite
  Silver amalgam (Hg)