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Sternbergite Mineral Data

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General Sternbergite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AgFe2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 315.76 gm
   Iron    35.37 %  Fe
   Silver  34.16 %  Ag
   Sulfur  30.47 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AgFe2+2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary silver sulfide in silver-bearing ore deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
Help on Locality: Locality: Occurs with pyrargyrite and stephanite at Joachemstal, Bohemia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Count Casper Maria Sternberg (1761-1838), of the National Museum in Prague.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sternbergite + Pronunciation Say STERNBERGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68347
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