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General Owensite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,348.26 gm
   Barium  16.41 %  Ba
   Iron    12.51 %  Fe
   Copper  28.47 %  Cu
   Nickel   4.38 %  Ni
   Lead    12.38 %  Pb
   Sulfur  25.86 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba4Pb2Cu15Fe2+7.5Ni2.5S27
Help on Environment: Environment: In pyrrhotite which occurs in peridotite and chilled gabbro-pegmatite gabbro.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: The Wellgreen Cu-Ni-Pt deposit, Kluane District, Yukon Territory, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For DeAlton R. Owens (1934- ), Canada Centre for Mineral and energy Technology.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Owensite Say OWENSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 81609
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