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Tennantite Mineral Data

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General Tennantite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Fe)12As4S13
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,471.40 gm
   Iron      3.80 %  Fe
   Copper   47.51 %  Cu
   Arsenic  20.37 %  As
   Sulfur   28.33 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu11Fe2+As4S13
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal veins and contact metamorphic deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1819
Help on Locality: Locality: Cornwall, England, UK. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the English chemist, Smithson Tennant (1761-1815).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tennantite + Pronunciation Say TENNANTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Binnite
  ICSD 26780
  PDF 43-1478