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Cronusite Mineral Data

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General Cronusite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca0.2(H2O)2CrS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 161.98 gm
   Calcium    4.95 %  Ca
   Chromium  32.10 %  Cr
   Hydrogen   2.61 %  H
   Sulfur    39.59 %  S
   Oxygen    20.74 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.2(H2O)2.1CrS2
Help on Environment: Environment: Derived from the weathering of caswellsilverite and disseminated in enstatite. Close to sch´┐Żllhornite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Norton County enstatite achondrite meteorite, Kansas, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name derived from the Greek Titan "Cronos" and alludes to the combined meteor-terrestrial origin where cronusite is derived from terretrial weathering of meteoric minerals.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1999-018