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Miersite Mineral Data

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General Miersite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ag,Cu)I
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 223.69 gm
   Copper   7.10 %  Cu    8.00 % Cu2O
   Silver  36.17 %  Ag   38.85 % Ag2O
   Iodine  56.73 %  I    56.73 % I
             -   %  I    -3.58 % -O=I2    
          ______        ______ 
          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag0.75Cu0.25I
Help on Environment: Environment: Forms a partial series with marshite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1898
Help on Locality: Locality: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henry Alexander Miers (1848-1942), English mineralogist, Oxford University.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Miersite Say MIERSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 61542
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