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Kupcikite Mineral Data

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General Kupcikite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3.4Fe0.6Bi5S10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,615.03 gm
   Cadmium    0.14 %  Cd
   Iron       2.07 %  Fe
   Copper    13.18 %  Cu
   Silver     0.07 %  Ag
   Bismuth   64.44 %  Bi
   Antimony   0.08 %  Sb
   Lead       0.13 %  Pb
   Sulfur    19.89 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.6Cu3.35Bi4.98Cd0.02Sb0.01Pb0.01Ag0.01S10.02
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a scheelite deposit in quartz gangue. (cuprobismutite series; structure)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Felbertal, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vladimir Kupcik (1934-1990), professor at the University of Bratislava and Gottingen in recognition of his contributions to the crystal chemistry of sulfosalts.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-017