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Colusite Mineral Data

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General Colusite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu12-13V(As,Sb,Sn,Ge)3S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,673.29 gm
   Vanadium    3.04 %  V
   Copper     47.47 %  Cu
   Tin         4.26 %  Sn
   Germanium   1.30 %  Ge
   Antimony    6.55 %  Sb
   Arsenic     6.72 %  As
   Sulfur     30.66 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu12.5V5+As1.5Sb0.9Sn0.6Ge0.3S16
Help on Environment: Environment: With other sulfides in hydrothermal copper ore veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
Help on Locality: Locality: In the USA, from the Leonard mine, south of the Colusa claim, and from other mines at Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Colusa claim, Butte, Montana, USA.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Arsenosulvanite
  ICSD 75298/9
  PDF 44-1474