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Mckinstryite Mineral Data

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General Mckinstryite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ag,Cu)2S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 212.34 gm
   Copper  23.94 %  Cu
   Silver  60.96 %  Ag
   Sulfur  15.10 %  S
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          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag1.2Cu0.8S
Help on Environment: Environment: Low temperature mineral in silver deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: Foster mine, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Hugh E. McKinstry (1896-1961), U. S. Economic geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mckinstryite + Pronunciation Say MCKINSTRYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1966-012