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Polhemusite Mineral Data

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General Polhemusite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Hg)S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 131.26 gm
   Zinc     37.36 %  Zn
   Mercury  38.21 %  Hg
   Sulfur   24.43 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn0.75Hg0.25S
Help on Environment: Environment: As part of a replacement deposit of stibnite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: B and B deposit, Big Creek district, Valley County, Idaho, USA Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Clyde Polhemus Ross, American economic geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Polhemusite + Pronunciation Say POLHEMUSITE