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Bismuthinite Mineral Data

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General Bismuthinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 514.16 gm
   Bismuth  81.29 %  Bi
   Sulfur   18.71 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Typically in low- to high-temperature hydrothermal vein deposits, in tourmaline-bearing copper deposits in granite, in some gold veins formed at high temperatures, and in recent vol canic exhalation deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Llallagua, Huanuni, Tazna, and Chorolque districts, Potosi, Bolivia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bismuthinite Say BISMUTHINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bismuth Glance
  ICSD 201066
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