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Diaphorite Mineral Data

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General Diaphorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2Ag3Sb3S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,359.78 gm
   Silver    23.80 %  Ag
   Antimony  26.86 %  Sb
   Lead      30.48 %  Pb
   Sulfur    18.87 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2Ag3Sb3S8
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal veins with other sulfides, formed at a moderate temperature.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1871
Help on Locality: Locality: Himmelsf�rst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek diaphora, "difference" as being distinct from freieslebenite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Diaphorite + Pronunciation Say DIAPHORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Brongniardite
  ICSD 38568
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