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Owyheeite Mineral Data

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General Owyheeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb7Ag2(Sb,Bi)8S20
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,455.92 gm
   Silver     6.24 %  Ag
   Bismuth   12.09 %  Bi
   Antimony  21.14 %  Sb
   Lead      41.97 %  Pb
   Sulfur    18.56 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb7Ag2Sb6Bi2S20
Help on Environment: Environment: In veins of hydrothermal origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
Help on Locality: Locality: Poorman Mine, Silver City district, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Owyheeite + Pronunciation Say OWYHEEITE