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Dadsonite Mineral Data

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General Dadsonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb21Sb23S55Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 8,950.53 gm
   Antimony  31.29 %  Sb
   Lead      48.61 %  Pb
   Sulfur    19.70 %  S
   Chlorine   0.40 %  Cl
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb21Sb23S55Cl
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal veins with other sulfides and lead sulfosalt minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Giant property, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Alexander S. Dadson (1906-1958), Canadian mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dadsonite + Pronunciation Say DADSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1968-011