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Arcubisite Mineral Data

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General Arcubisite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag6CuBiS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,058.03 gm
   Iron        0.53 %  Fe
   Copper      6.01 %  Cu
   Silver     61.17 %  Ag
   Bismuth    15.80 %  Bi
   Tellurium   2.41 %  Te
   Lead        1.96 %  Pb
   Sulfur     12.12 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag6CuBi0.8Pb0.1Fe2+0.1Te0.2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In a cryolite deposit. An inadequately characterized mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Ivigtut, Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition (ARgentum, CUprum, and BISmuth).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arcubisite + Pronunciation Say ARCUBISITE