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Gortdrumite Mineral Data

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General Gortdrumite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Fe)6Hg2S5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 939.71 gm
   Iron      2.38 %  Fe
   Copper   37.87 %  Cu
   Mercury  42.69 %  Hg
   Sulfur   17.06 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5.6Fe2+0.4Hg2S5
Help on Environment: Environment: Admixed with other sulfide minerals in a vein cutting dolomitized limestone. Estimated Tmax < 200 deg. C.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Gortdrum deposit, Tipperary, Eire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gortdrumite + Pronunciation Say GORTDRUMITE