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Platynite Mineral Data

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General Platynite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Bi,Pb)3(Se,S)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 894.11 gm
   Bismuth   46.75 %  Bi
   Lead      23.17 %  Pb
   Selenium  26.49 %  Se
   Sulfur     3.59 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi2PbSe3S
Help on Environment: Environment: Discredited as being a mixture of laitakarite and selenian galena.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 1999 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
Help on Locality: Locality: Falun, Dalecarlia, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1910 from the Greek "to broaden", in allusion to its platy habit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Platynite + Pronunciation Say PLATYNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Discredited