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Vikingite Mineral Data

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General Vikingite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag5Pb8Bi13S30
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 5,875.67 gm
   Silver    9.18 %  Ag
   Bismuth  46.24 %  Bi
   Lead     28.21 %  Pb
   Sulfur   16.37 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag5Pb8Bi13S30
Help on Environment: Environment: Associated with cosalite and as lamellae in galena in the gustavite-galena paragenesis.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Ivigtut, Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Vikings, who settled Greenland in the tenth century.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vikingite + Pronunciation Say VIKINGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 72805
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