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Yarrowite Mineral Data

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General Yarrowite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu9S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 828.44 gm
   Copper  69.03 %  Cu
   Sulfur  30.97 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu9S8
Help on Environment: Environment: As weathering-produced lamellar replacements of other copper sulfides in stratabound re-bed copper deposits (Yarrow and Spionkop Creeks, Canada).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Yarrow Creek, southwestern Alberta, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Yarrowite + Pronunciation Say YARROWITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1978-022