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Emplectite Mineral Data

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General Emplectite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuBiS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 336.66 gm
   Copper   18.88 %  Cu
   Bismuth  62.07 %  Bi
   Sulfur   19.05 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuBiS2
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal veins with other sulfides and sulfosalts formed at moderate temperatures.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
Help on Locality: Locality: Czechoslovakia at Schlaggenwald, Bohemia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek emplektos, "interwoven."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Emplectite + Pronunciation Say EMPLECTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34936
  Klaprothite - mixture with wittichenite
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