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Mawsonite Mineral Data

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General Mawsonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu+6Fe+++2Sn++++S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 868.21 gm
   Iron    12.86 %  Fe
   Copper  43.92 %  Cu
   Tin     13.67 %  Sn
   Sulfur  29.55 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu6Fe3+2SnS8
Help on Environment: Environment: In massive to disseminated hydrothermal copper ores within highly altered volcanic rocks of Cambrian age.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Lyell, Tasmainia and Tingha, NSW, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Douglas Mawson (1882-1958), Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mawsonite + Pronunciation Say MAWSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40047
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