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Vurroite Mineral Data

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General Vurroite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb20Sn2(Bi,As)22S54Cl6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 9,577.60 gm
   Thallium   0.06 %  Tl
   Tin        1.61 %  Sn
   Bismuth   28.34 %  Bi
   Arsenic    8.39 %  As
   Lead      41.00 %  Pb
   Selenium   0.18 %  Se
   Sulfur    18.32 %  S
   Bromine    0.24 %  Br
   Chlorine   1.85 %  Cl
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb18.95Sn1.3Bi12.99As10.73Tl0.03S54.71Se0.22Cl5Br0.29
Help on Environment: Environment: Assemblage of Pb-Bi sulfosalts encrusting high temperature (400-600 °C) fumaroles. OD (order-disorder) structure F2/d11 and A2/d11.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Rim and inner slope of the La Fossa crater of Vulcano Island, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Filippo Vurro, Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Bari and specialist in the mineralogy and geochemistry of modern volcanic deposits.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-027