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Pellouxite Mineral Data

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General Pellouxite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27(Cl,S)0.6O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 4,532.07 gm
   Copper     0.90 %  Cu
   Silver     0.60 %  Ag
   Antimony  31.27 %  Sb
   Lead      47.36 %  Pb
   Sulfur    19.15 %  S
   Chlorine   0.33 %  Cl
   Oxygen     0.39 %  O
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu0.64Ag0.25Pb10.36Sb11.64S27.07Cl0.42O1.11
Help on Environment: Environment: In cavities of calcite veins. Structurally related to scainiite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Fe-Ba deposit of Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps (Tuscany, Italy). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Alberto Pelloux (1868-1948), curator of the mineralogical Museum at the University of Genova.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-033