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Pyrargyrite Mineral Data

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General Pyrargyrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag3SbS3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 541.55 gm
   Silver    59.75 %  Ag
   Antimony  22.48 %  Sb
   Sulfur    17.76 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag3SbS3
Help on Environment: Environment: Primary late-stage, low temperature minearal and formed by secondary enrichment.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1831
Help on Locality: Locality: Fresnillo, Zacatecas, and Guanajuato, Mexico and other silver districts in the world. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, pyr and argyros, "fire-silver" in allusion to color and silver content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pyrargyrite + Pronunciation Say PYRARGYRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Dark Red Silver Ore
  ICSD 38389
  PDF 21-1173
  Ruby Silver Ore