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Potosiite Mineral Data

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General Potosiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb6Sn2FeSb2S14
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,228.89 gm
   Iron       2.51 %  Fe
   Tin       10.65 %  Sn
   Antimony  10.92 %  Sb
   Lead      55.78 %  Pb
   Sulfur    20.14 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb6Sn2Fe2+Sb2S14
Help on Environment: Environment: On layered sulfide ore in a complex xenothermal-type hodrothermal tin deposit associated with subvolcanic granitic intrusives.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Andacaba deposit, Potosi, Bolivia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Potosiite + Pronunciation Say POTOSIITE