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General Danielsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Ag)14HgS8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,524.05 gm
   Copper   41.70 %  Cu
   Silver   28.31 %  Ag
   Mercury  13.16 %  Hg
   Sulfur   16.83 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu10Ag4HgS8
Help on Environment: Environment: In a gossen pod in a quartz vein, as a weathering product derived from other sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: Coppin Pool, WA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John L. Daniels (1931-), who collected the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Danielsite + Pronunciation Say DANIELSITE