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General Germanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu26Fe4Ge4S32
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,192.14 gm
   Iron        7.00 %  Fe
   Copper     51.76 %  Cu
   Germanium   9.10 %  Ge
   Sulfur     32.14 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu26Fe2+4Ge4S32
Help on Environment: Environment: In primary Cu-Pb-Zn ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp mine), Tsumeb, Otavi, Namibia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its content of the element Germanium.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64787
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