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Jamesonite Mineral Data

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General Jamesonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,064.07 gm
   Iron       2.71 %  Fe
   Antimony  35.39 %  Sb
   Lead      40.15 %  Pb
   Sulfur    21.75 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb4Fe2+Sb6S14
Help on Environment: Environment: Usually a late stage hydrothermal mineral in Pb-Ag-Zn veins formed at low to moderate temperatures.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
Help on Locality: Locality: Cornwall, England, UK. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Scottish Mineralogist, R. Jameson (1774-1854).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Jamesonite + Pronunciation Say JAMESONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Comuccite
  ICSD 24256
  PDF 42-1391
  Parajamesonite - mixture of jamesonite + other sulfosalts
  Sakharovaite - Bi-bearing jamesonite