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Laffittite Mineral Data

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General Laffittite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AgHgAsS3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 479.58 gm
   Silver   22.49 %  Ag
   Mercury  41.83 %  Hg
   Arsenic  15.62 %  As
   Sulfur   20.06 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AgHgAsS3
Help on Environment: Environment: In a hydrothermal deposit with other arsenic sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Jas Roux, Valgaudemar, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-C�te d'Azur, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Pierre Laffitte, Director, National School of Mines, Paris, France.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Laffittite + Pronunciation Say LAFFITTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31194
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