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Vinciennite Mineral Data

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General Vinciennite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu10Fe4Sn(As,Sb)S16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,588.95 gm
   Iron      14.06 %  Fe
   Copper    39.99 %  Cu
   Tin        7.47 %  Sn
   Antimony   3.83 %  Sb
   Arsenic    2.36 %  As
   Sulfur    32.29 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu10Fe2+4SnAs0.5Sb0.5S16
Help on Environment: Environment: In a porphyry copper deposit with other tin-bearing sufides (Maggie deposit).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Chizeuil, Saoneet-Loire, France and Maggie copper deposit, 15 km north of Ascroft, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henri Vincienne (1898-1965), French mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vinciennite + Pronunciation Say VINCIENNITE