Aktashite

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Aktashite
General
Category Sulfosalt
Formula
(repeating unit)
Cu6Hg3As4S12
Strunz classification 02.GA.30
Identification
Formula mass 1667.51 g/mol
References [1][2]

Aktashite is a rare arsenic sulfosalt mineral with formula Cu6Hg3As4S12. It is a copper mercury-bearing sulfosalt and is the only sulfosalt mineral with essential Cu and Hg yet known. It is of hydrothermal origin. It was published without approval of the IMA/CNMNC.[1][2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.mindat.org/min-74.html Mindat
  2. ^ a b http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/aktashite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
  3. ^ Fleischer, Michael (1973). "New Mineral Names" (PDF). American Mineralogist 58: 562. 
  4. ^ Fleischer, Michael (1971). "New Mineral Names" (PDF). American Mineralogist 56: 358–359. 
  5. ^ Gruzdev, V. S., Chernitsova, N. M., Shumkova, N. G. (1972). "Aktashite, Cu6Hg3As4S12, new data". Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR (in Russian) 206: 694–697.