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Saddlebackite Mineral Data

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General Saddlebackite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2Bi2Te2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,183.76 gm
   Bismuth    35.31 %  Bi
   Tellurium  21.56 %  Te
   Lead       35.01 %  Pb
   Sulfur      8.13 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2Bi2Te2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: In a lateritic orebody in a greenstone belt.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Boddington, near Mount Saddleback approximately 100 km SE of Perth, Western Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Archean-aged Saddleback greenstone belt which hosts the deposit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Saddlebackite + Pronunciation Say SADDLEBACKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1994-051