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Berryite Mineral Data

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General Berryite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,015.01 gm
   Copper    6.18 %  Cu
   Silver    6.87 %  Ag
   Bismuth  49.00 %  Bi
   Lead     20.89 %  Pb
   Sulfur   17.06 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2.93Ag1.92Pb3.04Bi7.07S16.04
Help on Environment: Environment: In quartz veins with other sulfides and sulfosalts, and in siderite-rich cryolite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Missouri mine, Park Co., and the Mike mine, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Professor Leonard Gascoigne Berry (1914-1982), mineralogist, Queen's University, Toronto, Canada, who obtained the first X-ray powder pattern of the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Berryite Say BERRYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1965-013