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Gallite Mineral Data

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General Gallite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuGaS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 197.40 gm
   Gallium  35.32 %  Ga
   Copper   32.19 %  Cu
   Sulfur   32.49 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuGaS2
Help on Environment: Environment: In base-metal vein deposits with relatively high gallium content.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: At Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the mineral's gallium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gallite Say GALLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 28736
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