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Barquillite Mineral Data

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General Barquillite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2CdGeS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 440.38 gm
   Cadmium    25.53 %  Cd
   Copper     28.86 %  Cu
   Germanium  16.49 %  Ge
   Sulfur     29.13 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2CdGeS4
Help on Environment: Environment: The cadmium dominant analog of briartite. A member of the Stannite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Fuentes Villanas mine, Barquilla Sn-Ge-Cd-Cu-Fe vein-type deposit, southwestern Salamanca, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Barquilla, a village near the discovery locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Barquillite + Pronunciation Say BARQUILLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1996-050