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Tarkianite Mineral Data

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General Tarkianite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 952.63 gm
   Iron         0.59 %  Fe
   Copper       5.67 %  Cu
   Rhenium     54.73 %  Re
   Molybdenum  12.09 %  Mo
   Sulfur      26.93 %  S
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu0.85Fe2+0.1Re2.8Mo1.2S8
Help on Environment: Environment: Mineral grain in sulfide concentrate.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Hitura Ni-Cu-PGE mine, Nivala, western central Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Professor Mahmud Tarkian (1941-), of the University of Hamburg, Germany, for his contributions to ore mineralogy.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-004