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Novakite Mineral Data

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General Novakite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Ag)21As10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,172.33 gm
   Copper   55.58 %  Cu
   Silver    9.93 %  Ag
   Arsenic  34.49 %  As
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu19Ag2As10
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal carbonate veins cutting diopside hornfels lenses in pyroxene gneiss and mica shist.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1961
Help on Locality: Locality: Cerny Dul mine, near Berghaus, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jiri Novak (1902-1971), Czech mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Novakite Say NOVAKITE