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Selenojalpaite Mineral Data

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General Selenojalpaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag3CuSe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 544.63 gm
   Copper    11.78 %  Cu
   Silver    59.22 %  Ag
   Selenium  29.00 %  Se
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag2.99Cu1.01Se2
Help on Environment: Environment: Selenojalpaite is typically intergrown with eucairite and berzelianite to form aggregates up to several hundred micrometers across in a hydrothermal calcite vein.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Skrikerum Cu-Ag-Tl selenide deposit, Sm´┐Żland, southeastern Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the Se analogue of jalpaite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2004-048