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Kenhsuite Mineral Data

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General Kenhsuite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg3S2Cl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 736.81 gm
   Mercury   81.67 %  Hg   88.19 % HgO
   Sulfur     8.70 %  S     8.70 % S2-
               -   %  S    -4.34 % -O=S 
   Chlorine   9.62 %  Cl    9.62 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -2.17 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg3S2Cl2
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermally altered rhyolitic, tuffaceous rocks. An orthorhombic polymorph of corderoite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The McDermitt open pit mercury mine, about 10 km southwest of the town of McDermitt, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Kenneth Junghwa Hsu (1929-), Professor Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technonogy, Zurich, Switzerland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kenhsuite + Pronunciation Say KENHSUITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 29253
  IMA1996-026
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