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General Digenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu9S5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 732.24 gm
   Copper  78.10 %  Cu
   Sulfur  21.90 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu9S5
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal copper deposits of primary and secondary origin. Formed under a wide range of conditions; reported from mafic intrusives, as an exhalation product, and in pegmatites .
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1844
Help on Locality: Locality: In the USA, at Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "two kinds" or "sexes," in reference to the presumed presence of both cuprous and cupric ions.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Digenite Say DIGENITE