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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3Zn2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 321.42 gm
   Zinc    40.69 %  Zn
   Copper  59.31 %  Cu
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3Zn2
Help on Environment: Environment: Base metal ore bodies containing copper and zink sulfides where partial oxidation can create the mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as an alloy of copper and zinc.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Laiton
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