Meaning of AKTASHITE in English

AKTASHITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

Cu6Hg3As4S12

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 1,667.52 gm)

Copper 22.86 % Cu

Mercury 36.09 % Hg

Arsenic 17.97 % As

Sulfur 23.08 % S

Empirical Formula:

Cu6Hg3As4S12

IMA Status:

Approved IMA

Locality:

TL: Gal-Kyaya deposit, Yakutia, and Aktash deposit, Altai Mts., Russia.

Name Origin:

Named after the locality.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

None

Color:

grayish black.

Density:

5.5

Diaphaniety:

Opaque

Habits:

Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes., Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes, Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form.

Hardness:

3.5 - Copper Penny

Luster:

Metallic

Streak:

black

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