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Giessenite Mineral Data

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General Giessenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb13(Cu,Ag)(Bi,Sb)9S28 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 5,459.67 gm
   Copper     0.87 %  Cu
   Silver     0.49 %  Ag
   Bismuth   30.62 %  Bi
   Antimony   2.23 %  Sb
   Lead      49.34 %  Pb
   Sulfur    16.45 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb13Cu0.75Ag0.25Bi8SbS28
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal origin, with other sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963
Help on Locality: Locality: From Turtschi, between Giessen and Binn, about 2 km from the Lengenbach quarry, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Giessen, a village nearby the Binntal, Switzerland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Giessenite + Pronunciation Say GIESSENITE