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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu4.7Ag3.3)GeS6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 925.86 gm
   Copper     32.81 %  Cu
   Silver     39.03 %  Ag
   Germanium   7.76 %  Ge
   Sulfur     20.40 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4.78Ag3.35Ge0.99S5.89
Help on Environment: Environment: Epithermal veins hosted in rhyolite, ignimbrite and granite. Argentian variety of alpha-Cu8GeS6
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Old dumps near the Rosario vein, Capillitas mining district, Department of Andalgal´┐Ż, Catamarca Province, Argentina. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Hubert Putz (1973-), who discovered the new species during field work in Catamarca, for his significant contribution to the mineralogy of germanium in the Capillitas depos it.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2002-024