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Shadlunite Mineral Data

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General Shadlunite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)8S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 902.20 gm
   Cadmium   3.11 %  Cd
   Iron     37.14 %  Fe
   Copper   14.09 %  Cu
   Lead     17.22 %  Pb
   Sulfur   28.43 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb0.75Cd0.25Fe2+6Cu2S8
Help on Environment: Environment: As tiny grains and veinlets cutting Cu-Ni ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Majak (Mayak) and Oktyaber mines, Talnakh area, Noril'sk, western Siberia, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Tatanya Shadlun, Russian researcher on ore minerals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shadlunite + Pronunciation Say SHADLUNITE