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Schirmerite Mineral Data

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General Schirmerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag3Pb3Bi9S18 to Ag3Pb6Bi7S18
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,985.26 gm
   Silver   10.84 %  Ag
   Bismuth  49.00 %  Bi
   Lead     20.82 %  Pb
   Sulfur   19.33 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag3Pb3Bi7S18
Help on Environment: Environment: Disseminated through quartz.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
Help on Locality: Locality: Treasury lode, Geneva district, Park Co., Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for J. H. L. Schirmer, superintendent of the U. S. Mint, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schirmerite + Pronunciation Say SCHIRMERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Beegerite - mixture of schirmerite and matildite