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Argyrodite Mineral Data

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General Argyrodite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag8GeS6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,127.95 gm
   Silver     76.51 %  Ag
   Germanium   6.44 %  Ge
   Sulfur     17.06 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag8GeS6
Help on Environment: Environment: In low-temperature polymetallic deposits with silver sulfosalts (Freiberg, Germany); in high-temperature Sn-Ag deposits (Bolivia).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1886
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Himmelsfurst and other mines, Erbisdorf, near Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. In the Fournial mine, Massiac region, Cantal, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Greek for "silver-containing."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Argyrodite + Pronunciation Say ARGYRODITE