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Aikinite Mineral Data

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General Aikinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCuBiS3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 575.92 gm
   Copper   11.03 %  Cu
   Bismuth  36.29 %  Bi
   Lead     35.98 %  Pb
   Sulfur   16.70 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCuBiS3
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in hydrothermal veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
Help on Locality: Locality: There are numerous minor localities. In the USA, in Utah, at the Sells mine, Alta, Salt Lake Co. In Nevada, near Cucomungo Spring and near the Sylvania Mountains, Esmeralda Co. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Arthur Aikin (1773-1854), a founder and long-time Secretary of the Geological Society of London, England.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aikinite Say AIKINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9120
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