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Moeloite Mineral Data

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General Moeloite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb6Sb6S14(S3)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,518.82 gm
   Antimony  29.00 %  Sb
   Lead      49.36 %  Pb
   Sulfur    21.64 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb6Sb6S17
Help on Environment: Environment: Small cavities in marble.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002, Dana # Added
Help on Locality: Locality: Ceragiola marble quarry near Seravezza, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Yves Moelo who synthesized and characterized the synthetic material prior to the discovery of the mineral.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1998-045