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Wittichenite Mineral Data

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General Wittichenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3BiS3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 495.82 gm
   Copper   38.45 %  Cu
   Bismuth  42.15 %  Bi
   Sulfur   19.40 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3BiS3
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal veins with other Bi minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
Help on Locality: Locality: Wittichen, Baden, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wittichenite + Pronunciation Say WITTICHENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 14305
  Klaprothite - mixture with emplectite
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