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Isocubanite Mineral Data

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General Isocubanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuFe2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 271.44 gm
   Iron    41.15 %  Fe
   Copper  23.41 %  Cu
   Sulfur  35.44 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuFe2+2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Primary sulfide precipitate from hot, saline solutions that cool under seawater.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Submarine "black smokers", East Pacific Rise and Red Sea. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the isometric polymorph of cubanite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Isocubanite + Pronunciation Say ISOCUBANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42105
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