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Sulvanite Mineral Data

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General Sulvanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3VS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 369.84 gm
   Vanadium  13.77 %  V
   Copper    51.55 %  Cu
   Sulfur    34.68 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3V2+S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal copper deposits which contain vanadium, as a primary sulfide. Forms a series with arsenosulvanite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1900
Help on Locality: Locality: Burra, South Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after sulfur (sul) and vanadium (van) in the chemical formula.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sulvanite + Pronunciation Say SULVANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 15490
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