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Arsenpolybasite Mineral Data

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General Arsenpolybasite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: [Ag9CuS4] [(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,074.59 gm
   Copper    12.25 %  Cu
   Silver    62.39 %  Ag
   Antimony   2.93 %  Sb
   Arsenic    5.42 %  As
   Sulfur    17.00 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag12Cu4As1.5Sb0.5S11
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed in silver-bearing hydrothermal veins of low to moderate temperature.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Neuer Morgenstern mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. In Peru, at Quespisiza. From Creede, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the chemical composition and close relationship to polybasite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arsenpolybasite + Pronunciation Say ARSENPOLYBASITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Pearceite-M2a2b2c - Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918
  Pearceite-T2ac - Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918