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Viaeneite Mineral Data

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General Viaeneite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Pb)4S8O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 526.19 gm
   Iron    40.33 %  Fe
   Lead     7.88 %  Pb
   Sulfur  48.75 %  S
   Oxygen   3.04 %  O
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+3.8Pb0.2S8O
Help on Environment: Environment: In a carbonate-hosted deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: La Mallieue lead-zinc deposit, Engis, about 40 km southwest of Liege, Belgium. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Prof. Willy Viaene (1943-), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Viaeneite + Pronunciation Say VIAENEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1993-051