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Schlemaite Mineral Data

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General Schlemaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,[ ])6(Pb,Bi)Se4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 824.04 gm
   Copper    43.57 %  Cu
   Silver     2.88 %  Ag
   Bismuth   10.14 %  Bi
   Lead       4.02 %  Pb
   Selenium  39.38 %  Se
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5.65Ag0.22Pb0.16Bi0.4Se4.11
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs with other selenide minerals in the ore zone at the "tiber" dike, -855-m level, block 5128, main shaft # 371. Close to structural similarity with furutobeite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Niederschlema-Alberoda vein-type uranium depost at Hartensein, Erzgebirge, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Schlema-Alberoda ore field in the ancient mining region of Saxony, Germany
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-026