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Eclarite Mineral Data

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General Eclarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb9(Cu,Fe)Bi12S28
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 5,330.11 gm
   Iron      0.52 %  Fe
   Copper    0.60 %  Cu
   Bismuth  47.05 %  Bi
   Lead     34.99 %  Pb
   Sulfur   16.84 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb9Cu0.5Fe2+0.5Bi12S28
Help on Environment: Environment: In gold-bearing sulfide ores of copper located in quartz veins cutting amphibole-grade meta-mafic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: From Barenbad, west of Hollersbachtal, Salzburg, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Professor E. Clar of Vienna, Austria.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Eclarite Say ECLARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31382
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