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Canfieldite Mineral Data

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General Canfieldite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag8SnS6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,174.05 gm
   Silver  73.50 %  Ag
   Tin     10.11 %  Sn
   Sulfur  16.39 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag8SnS6
Help on Environment: Environment: Forms a series with argyrodite,
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
Help on Locality: Locality: Aullagas near Chayanta, northwest of Colquechaca, Bolivia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Frederick A. Canfield (1849-1926), American mining engineer and mineral collector.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Canfieldite + Pronunciation Say CANFIELDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42533
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