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General Christite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TlHgAsS3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 576.09 gm
   Thallium  35.48 %  Tl
   Mercury   34.82 %  Hg
   Arsenic   13.01 %  As
   Sulfur    16.70 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TlHgAsS3
Help on Environment: Environment: Dimorphous with routhierite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Carlin gold deposit, 50 km northwest of Elko, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Charles L. Christ, mineralogist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 33705
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