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Coccinite Mineral Data

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General Coccinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg++I2 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 454.40 gm
   Mercury  44.14 %  Hg   47.67 % HgO
   Iodine   55.86 %  I    55.86 % I
              -   %   I    -3.52 % -O=I2    
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: HgI2
Help on Environment: Environment: An inadequately described species. The Casa Viejas material is now considered to be an oxychloride of mercury.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Casa Viejas, Mexico. Terlingua District, Del Rio, Texas, USA.. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Unknown.