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Vasilyevite Mineral Data

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General Vasilyevite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Hg2)++10O6I3Cl(CO3)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 4,836.00 gm
   Mercury   86.36 %  Hg   89.80 % Hg2O
   Carbon     0.22 %  C     0.81 % CO2
   Sulfur     0.10 %  S     0.10 % S2-
               -   %  S    -0.05 % -O=S 
   Iodine     7.06 %  I     7.06 % I
               -   %   I    -0.44 % -O=I2    
   Bromine    2.51 %  Br    2.51 % Br
               -   %   Br   -0.25 % -O=Br2   
   Chlorine   0.60 %  Cl    0.60 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -0.14 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     3.15 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg20.82O6.85I2.69Br1.52Cl0.82(CO3)0.89S0.15
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in milligram grains in quartz-lined vugs in small quartz veins cutting brecciated silicate-carbonate rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Clear Creek claim, San Benitio County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vladimir Ivanovich Vasilyev (1929-), Institute of of Geology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-016