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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: VS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 179.21 gm
   Vanadium  28.43 %  V
   Sulfur    71.57 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: V5+S4
Help on Environment: Environment: A major ore mineral in what was the world's richest vanadium deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
Help on Locality: Locality: Mina Ragra (Minasragra), Jun´┐Żn, Cerro de Pasco, Pasco department, Peru. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Antenor Rizo-Patron, Peruvian engineer, discoverer of the Peruvian occurrence.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Patronite + Pronunciation Say PATRONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64770
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