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Catamarcaite Mineral Data

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General Catamarcaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu6GeWS8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 902.31 gm
   Iron        0.19 %  Fe
   Copper     42.89 %  Cu
   Silver      0.12 %  Ag
   Germanium   7.89 %  Ge
   Tungsten   20.99 %  W
   Sulfur     27.93 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu6.09Ag0.01Fe3+0.03Ge0.98W1.03S7.86
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as a thin rim lining cavities and fractures in chalcocite-bornite ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Old dumps near the La Rosario vein, Capillitas epithermal deposit, Catamarca Province, Argentina. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-020