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Rouxelite Mineral Data

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General Rouxelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2HgPb22Sb28S64(O,S)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 10485.87 gm
   Copper     1.33 %  Cu
   Mercury    1.76 %  Hg
   Antimony  31.47 %  Sb
   Lead      45.01 %  Pb
   Sulfur    20.04 %  S
   Oxygen     0.39 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2.2Hg0.92Pb22.78Sb27.1S65.53O2.55
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in small veinlets that cross-cut dolomitic lenses interstratifed in Ba and Fe-oxide ore, and is closely associated with bournonite, as well as tetrahedrite and sphalerite. Ne w structure type.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Jean Rouxel (1935-1998), specialist in solid-state chemistry and member of the French Academy of Science, for his studies of chalcogenides.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2002-062