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General Smithite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AgAsS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 246.92 gm
   Silver   43.69 %  Ag
   Arsenic  30.34 %  As
   Sulfur   25.97 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AgAsS2
Help on Environment: Environment: Of hydrothermal origin with other Ag-As sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
Help on Locality: Locality: Lengenbach quarry, Binnental, Valais, Switzerland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for George Frederick Smith (1872-1953), crystallographer of the British Museum, London, England.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Smithite Say SMITHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64984
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