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Isochalcopyrite Mineral Data

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General Isochalcopyrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu8Fe9S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,524.05 gm
   Iron    32.98 %  Fe
   Copper  33.36 %  Cu
   Sulfur  33.66 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu8Fe2+9S16
Help on Environment: Environment: Deep sea, anoxic sediments. Generally regarded as isocubanite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the cubic variety of chalcopyrite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24254