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Furutobeite Mineral Data

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General Furutobeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Ag)6PbS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 761.06 gm
   Copper  41.75 %  Cu
   Silver  14.17 %  Ag
   Lead    27.23 %  Pb
   Sulfur  16.85 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5AgPbS4
Help on Environment: Environment: In veinlets of stromeyerite that cut bornite in the Kuroko zone of a stratbound, Kuroko-type, massive sufide deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Furutobe mine, Akita Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Furutobeite + Pronunciation Say FURUTOBEITE