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Lavrentievite Mineral Data

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General Lavrentievite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg3S2(Cl,Br)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 759.03 gm
   Mercury   79.28 %  Hg   82.44 % Hg2O
   Sulfur     8.45 %  S     8.45 % S2-
               -   %  S    -4.22 % -O=S 
   Bromine    5.26 %  Br    5.26 % Br
               -   %   Br   -0.53 % -O=Br2   
   Chlorine   7.01 %  Cl    7.01 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.58 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       96.84 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg3S2Cl1.5Br0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: In the oxidized zone of a hydrothermal deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Arzak mercury deposits, Tuva, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Michail Alexeevich Lavrentiev (1900-1980), Russian mathematician and academician, founder of the Siberian Academy of Science.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lavrentievite + Pronunciation Say LAVRENTIEVITE