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Briartite Mineral Data

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General Briartite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2(Zn,Fe)GeS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 390.97 gm
   Zinc       12.54 %  Zn
   Iron        3.57 %  Fe
   Copper     32.51 %  Cu
   Germanium  18.57 %  Ge
   Sulfur     32.81 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2Zn0.75Fe2+0.25GeS4
Help on Environment: Environment: As inclusions in other Ge-Ga-bearing sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: From Kipushi, Shaba Province, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Gaston Briart, who studied the Kipushi deposit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Briartite + Pronunciation Say BRIARTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 47165
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