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Galkhaite Mineral Data

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General Galkhaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,727.48 gm
   Cesium     4.62 %  Cs
   Thallium   4.73 %  Tl
   Zinc       3.79 %  Zn
   Copper     5.52 %  Cu
   Mercury   40.64 %  Hg
   Antimony   2.82 %  Sb
   Arsenic   15.61 %  As
   Sulfur    22.27 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cs0.6Tl0.4Hg3.5Cu1.5ZnAs3.6Sb0.4S12
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal Hg-Au deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: In the mercury deposits of Gal-Khaya, Yakutia, and Khaidarkan, Kirgizia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Galkhaite + Pronunciation Say GALKHAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 38361
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