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Argentopyrite Mineral Data

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General Argentopyrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AgFe2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 315.76 gm
   Iron    35.37 %  Fe
   Silver  34.16 %  Ag
   Sulfur  30.47 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AgFe3+2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as crusts of euhedral crystals formed in hydrothermal veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: From St. Andreasberg, Harz; Marienberg, Schneeberg, Johanngeorgenstadt, and Freiberg, Saxony; and at the Anton mine, Weiden, Black Forest, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For its composition and physical similarity to pyrite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Argentopyrite + Pronunciation Say ARGENTOPYRITE