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Pillaite Mineral Data

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General Pillaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb9Sb10S23ClO0.5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,909.56 gm
   Copper     0.16 %  Cu
   Antimony  30.52 %  Sb
   Lead      49.29 %  Pb
   Sulfur    18.86 %  S
   Chlorine   0.96 %  Cl
   Oxygen     0.20 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb9.3Sb9.8Cu0.1S23Cl1.06O0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Calcite veins that cut the Ba-Fe orebody and host rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Buca della Vena mine in the Apuan Alps of norhtern Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Leopoldo Pilla (1805-1848), Italian Earth scientist.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-042