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Routhierite Mineral Data

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General Routhierite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TlCu(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 967.16 gm
   Thallium  21.13 %  Tl
   Zinc       3.38 %  Zn
   Copper     6.57 %  Cu
   Mercury   31.11 %  Hg
   Antimony   6.29 %  Sb
   Arsenic   11.62 %  As
   Sulfur    19.89 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TlCuHg1.5Zn0.5As1.5Sb0.5S6
Help on Environment: Environment: Complex, epithermal, sediment-hosted, thallium-rich ores. Hg analog of stalderite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Jas Roux mine, Hautes-Alpes, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Pierre Routhier (1916-), French economic geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Routhierite + Pronunciation Say ROUTHIERITE