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Crerarite Mineral Data

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General Crerarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pt,Pb)Bi3(S,Se)4-x (x~0.7)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 959.01 gm
   Bismuth   65.37 %  Bi
   Platinum  15.26 %  Pt
   Lead       5.40 %  Pb
   Selenium   4.94 %  Se
   Sulfur     9.03 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt0.75Pb0.25Bi3S2.7Se0.6
Help on Environment: Environment: In amphibolite associated with Cu-Ni-PGE deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: Lake Sheen, Belleterre, Guillet township, Abitibi-Temiscaminque region, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Prof. David Crerar (1945-1994) of Princeton University.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1994-003