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Fukuchilite Mineral Data

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General Fukuchilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3FeS8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 503.01 gm
   Iron    11.10 %  Fe
   Copper  37.90 %  Cu
   Sulfur  51.00 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3Fe2+S8
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in an ore body of gypsum-anhydrite, occurring in interstices of small masses consisting of barite, covellite, and pyrite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Hanawa mine, Akita Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Nobuyo Fukuchi (1877-1934).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fukuchilite + Pronunciation Say FUKUCHILITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 74217
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