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Chvilevaite Mineral Data

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General Chvilevaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na(Cu,Fe,Zn)2S2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 209.96 gm
   Sodium  10.95 %  Na
   Zinc     6.23 %  Zn
   Iron    15.96 %  Fe
   Copper  36.32 %  Cu
   Sulfur  30.54 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaCu1.2Fe2+0.6Zn0.2S2
Help on Environment: Environment: In heavy sands derived from the contact metamorphic zone between a siliceous marble and ultramafic rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: From an unspecified locality in Sichuan Province, China. In the Gavasai ore field, location not further given, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek "chroma," "color," as all chromium compounds are colored.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39255
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