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Scainiite Mineral Data

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General Scainiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb14Sb30S54O5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 8,571.79 gm
   Antimony  41.90 %  Sb
   Lead      36.98 %  Pb
   Sulfur    20.46 %  S
   Oxygen     0.65 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb15.3Sb29.5S54.7O3.5
Help on Environment: Environment: In calcite veins which cut an iron and barium ore body.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The Buca della Vena mine, southern Apuan Alps, near Pietrasanta, norhtern Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Dr. Giuseppe Scaini (1906-1988), engineer and skillful investigator of systematic and Italian mineralogy.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 90042