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Enargite Mineral Data

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General Enargite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3AsS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 393.82 gm
   Copper   48.41 %  Cu
   Arsenic  19.02 %  As
   Sulfur   32.57 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3AsS4
Help on Environment: Environment: Moderate-temperature hydrothermal vein deposits. Late stage mineral in low temperature deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
Help on Locality: Locality: Butte, Montana, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek enarges - "obvious."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Enargite Say ENARGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75556
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  Stannoenargite - Sn-bearing enargite