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Benavidesite Mineral Data

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General Benavidesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb4(Mn,Fe)Sb6S14
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,063.39 gm
   Manganese   2.00 %  Mn
   Iron        0.68 %  Fe
   Antimony   35.40 %  Sb
   Lead       40.17 %  Pb
   Sulfur     21.76 %  S
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             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb4Mn2+0.75Fe2+0.25Sb6S14
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed iron sulfide deposit associated with submarine felsic volcanism.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Satra mine, Dovertorp, Bergslagen, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for A. Benavides to honor his contributions in the development of mining in Peru.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Benavidesite + Pronunciation Say BENAVIDESITE