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Chlorargyrite Mineral Data

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General Chlorargyrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AgCl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 143.32 gm
   Silver    75.26 %  Ag   80.85 % Ag2O
   Chlorine  24.74 %  Cl   24.74 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -5.58 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AgCl
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized portions of silver deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1875
Help on Locality: Locality: Broken Hill district, New South Wales, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its chemical composition of chlorine (Greek, chloros = "pale green") and silver (Latin, argentum).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Chlorargyrite + Pronunciation Say CHLORARGYRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Cerargyrite
  Embolite - Br bearing
  Horn Silver
  ICSD 64734
  PDF 31-1238