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Kermesite Mineral Data

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General Kermesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Sb2S2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 323.63 gm
   Antimony  75.24 %  Sb
   Sulfur    19.82 %  S
   Oxygen     4.94 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sb2S2O
Help on Environment: Environment: A secondary mineral, as an alteration of stibnite, in antimony deposits
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
Help on Locality: Locality: Braunsdorf, near Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name from kermes, a name given from the Persian qurmizq, "crimson" in the older chemistry to red amorphous antimony trisulphide, often mixed with antimony trioxide.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kermesite + Pronunciation Say KERMESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68346
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  Red Antimony