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Table 2 Summary of mineralogical constituents and organic and moisture content of drugs

From: Antimicrobial potential of two traditional herbometallic drugs against certain pathogenic microbial species

  AV Available ions as antimicrobial agents MR Available ions as antimicrobial agents
Mineral constituents Meta cinnabar S, Hg Metacinnabar Hg, S
Cinnabar Hg, S Arsenolite As
Arsenolite As Sphalerite Zn, S
Magnetite/ hematite Fe Chalcopyrite/ pyrite Cu, Fe, S
Biotite mica (altered) Fe, Mg, Al, Si Biotite mica (altered) Fe, Mg, Al, and Si
Volatile content (wt %) 84 %   70 %  
Moisture content (wt %) 14 %   9.50 %