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Velikite Mineral Data

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General Velikite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2HgSnS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 574.66 gm
   Copper   22.12 %  Cu
   Tin      20.66 %  Sn
   Mercury  34.91 %  Hg
   Sulfur   22.32 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2HgSnS4
Help on Environment: Environment: In veins cutting carboniferous black schists and limestones in a mercury deposit. The mercury dominant analog of cernyite and stannite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Khaidarkan Hg deposit, about 60 km south of Fergana, Kirgizia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For A. C. Velikyi (1913-1970), a well known investigator of the ore deposits of Central Asia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Velikite Say VELIKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27746
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