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Idaite Mineral Data

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General Idaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu5FeS6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 565.97 gm
   Iron     9.87 %  Fe
   Copper  56.14 %  Cu
   Sulfur  33.99 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5Fe2+S6
Help on Environment: Environment: A lamellar decomposition product of bornite, commonly associated with fine spindles of chalcopyrite, apparently of secondary origin as the first product of enrichment.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Ida mine, Khan, and Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Idaite Say IDAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16552 ?
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