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Cetineite Mineral Data

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General Cetineite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (K,Na)3+x(Sb2O3)3(Sb2S3)(OH)x•(2.8-x)(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 726.98 gm
   Potassium   9.68 %  K
   Sodium      5.06 %  Na
   Antimony   60.29 %  Sb
   Hydrogen    0.73 %  H
   Sulfur     11.91 %  S
   Oxygen     12.32 %  O
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K1.8Na1.6(Sb2O3)0.9(Sb2S3)0.9(OH)0.5•2.4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: From an antimony deposit in highly silicified evaporites, on ore which has been roasted, then long weathered.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Cetine mine, 20 km southwest of Siena, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202637
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