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Pavonite Mineral Data

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General Pavonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ag,Cu)(Bi,Pb)3S5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 882.72 gm
   Copper    1.80 %  Cu
   Silver    9.16 %  Ag
   Bismuth  53.27 %  Bi
   Lead     17.60 %  Pb
   Sulfur   18.16 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag0.75Cu0.25Bi2.25Pb0.75S5
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal vein deposits
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
Help on Locality: Locality: Bolivar mine, Cerro Bonete, Bolivia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Latin "pavo", peacock, which honored Professor Martin Alfred Peacock (1898-1950), a Canadian mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pavonite Say PAVONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Kitaibelite - Pb-containing pavonite