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Santanaite Mineral Data

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General Santanaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb++9Pb++++2CrO16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,587.19 gm
   Chromium   2.01 %  Cr    3.86 % CrO3
   Lead      88.10 %  Pb   77.64 % PbO / 18.49 % PbO2
   Oxygen     9.89 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb9Pb2CrO16
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of galena with other chromium-bearing minerals in an oxidized hydrothermal lead deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: Santa Ana mine, near Caracoles, Sierra Gorda district, Antofagasta, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Santanaite + Pronunciation Say SANTANAITE