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Playfairite Mineral Data

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General Playfairite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb16Sb18S43
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 6,885.54 gm
   Antimony  31.83 %  Sb
   Lead      48.15 %  Pb
   Sulfur    20.03 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb16Sb18S43
Help on Environment: Environment: As masses and stringer through dolomitic and calcitic marbles. Found at the edges of other sulfosalt minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Taylor pit, near Madoc, Huntingdon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John Playfair (1748-1819), Professor of Natural Philosophy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Playfairite + Pronunciation Say PLAYFAIRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1966-019