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Antimonpearceite Mineral Data

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General Antimonpearceite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: [Ag9CuS4] [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,121.41 gm
   Copper    11.98 %  Cu
   Silver    61.02 %  Ag
   Antimony   8.61 %  Sb
   Arsenic    1.77 %  As
   Sulfur    16.63 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag12Cu4Sb1.5As0.5S11
Help on Environment: Environment: In epithermal precious metal veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963
Help on Locality: Locality: In Mexico, from an unspecified locality in Sonora, and from Guanajuato. At Taltal, Chile. From the Clara mine, near Wolfrath, Black Forest, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For its compositional relationship to pearceite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Antimonpearceite + Pronunciation Say ANTIMONPEARCEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Polybasite-Tac - Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918