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Sorbyite Mineral Data

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General Sorbyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb19(Sb,As)20S49
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 5,737.49 gm
   Antimony   3.61 %  Sb
   Arsenic    0.39 %  As
   Lead      68.62 %  Pb
   Sulfur    27.39 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb19Sb1.7As0.3S49
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal origin, in marble or limestone, replacing pyrite and sphalerite with other Pb-As.Sb sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: In Canada, from near Madoc, Ontario. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908), English chemist and the founder of metallography.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sorbyite Say SORBYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1966-031