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Roxbyite Mineral Data

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General Roxbyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu1.78S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 145.18 gm
   Copper  77.91 %  Cu
   Sulfur  22.09 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.78S
Help on Environment: Environment: Products of corrosion of a 1375 BC bronze harpoon head from a shipwreck.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Roxby Downs, AS, Australia. Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Roxbyite Say ROXBYITE