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Gruzdevite Mineral Data

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General Gruzdevite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu6Hg3Sb4S12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,854.84 gm
   Copper    20.56 %  Cu
   Mercury   32.44 %  Hg
   Antimony  26.26 %  Sb
   Sulfur    20.75 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu6Hg3Sb4S12
Help on Environment: Environment: In veinlets of probable low-temperature hydrothermal origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Chauvai Sb-Hg deposit, southern Kirgizia, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: To honor the Russian mineralogist, V.S. Gruzdev (1938-1977).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gruzdevite + Pronunciation Say GRUZDEVITE