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Balkanite Mineral Data

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General Balkanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu9Ag5HgS8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,568.37 gm
   Copper   36.47 %  Cu
   Silver   34.39 %  Ag
   Mercury  12.79 %  Hg
   Sulfur   16.36 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu9Ag5HgS8
Help on Environment: Environment: In high grade copper ores in stratiform Pb-Zn-Cu deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Sedmochislenitsi mine, Vratsa district, Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Balkanite + Pronunciation Say BALKANITE