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Pekoite Mineral Data

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General Pekoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCuBi11(S,Se)18
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,240.51 gm
   Copper     1.96 %  Cu
   Bismuth   70.94 %  Bi
   Lead       6.39 %  Pb
   Selenium   4.87 %  Se
   Sulfur    15.83 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCuBi11S16Se2
Help on Environment: Environment: In magnetite pipes that cut felsic sediments and pyroclastics.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Peko mine, Tennant Creek, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pekoite Say PEKOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 60151
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