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General Veenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2(Sb,As)2S5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 776.08 gm
   Antimony  17.26 %  Sb
   Arsenic    8.69 %  As
   Lead      53.40 %  Pb
   Sulfur    20.66 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2Sb1.1As0.9S5
Help on Environment: Environment: As small masses, stringers, and disseminated grains in marbles developed in a sequence of Precambrian metasediments near a contact with plutonic granitic gneiss.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Madoc, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for R. W. Van der Veen (1883-1925), Dutch economic geologist and metallographer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Veenite Say VEENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1966-016