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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 95.61 gm
   Copper  66.46 %  Cu
   Sulfur  33.54 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuS
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary origin in the oxidation zone of sulfide copper deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
Help on Locality: Locality: Monte Somma, Vesuvius, Naples, Naples province, Campania, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Italian mineralogist, N. Covelli (1790-1829).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Covellite + Pronunciation Say COVELLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Covelline
  ICSD 63327
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