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Renierite Mineral Data

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General Renierite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,655.51 gm
   Zinc       21.72 %  Zn
   Iron       13.49 %  Fe
   Copper     24.95 %  Cu
   Germanium   6.58 %  Ge
   Arsenic     2.26 %  As
   Sulfur     30.99 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu6.5Zn5.5Ge1.5As0.5Fe2+4S16
Help on Environment: Environment: In a few dolomite-hosted Cu-Pb-Zn deposits and in hydrothermal polymetallic deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1948
Help on Locality: Locality: Prince Leopold mine, Kipushi, Katanga (Shaba), Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Armand Renier, Belgian geologist adn Director of the Belgian Geological Survey.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Renierite + Pronunciation Say RENIERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 203093
  Orange bornite
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