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General Bornite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu5FeS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 501.84 gm
   Iron    11.13 %  Fe
   Copper  63.31 %  Cu
   Sulfur  25.56 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5Fe2+S4
Help on Environment: Environment: Disseminated in igneous intrusions and a primary and secondary mineral in copper ore veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1725
Help on Locality: Locality: Cornwall, England and Arizona porphyry copper deposits. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Austrian mineralogist, I. von Born (1742-1791).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bornite Say BORNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 1963
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