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Pinchite Mineral Data

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General Pinchite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg++5O4Cl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,137.85 gm
   Mercury   88.14 %  Hg   95.17 % HgO
   Chlorine   6.23 %  Cl    6.23 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.41 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     5.62 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg5O4Cl2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in a hydrothermal mercury deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for William Wallace Pinch (1940- ), American mineral collector of Rochester, New York, USA, who first noted the species.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pinchite Say PINCHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75935
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