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Watkinsonite Mineral Data

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General Watkinsonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCu2Bi4(Se,S)8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,731.55 gm
   Copper     7.34 %  Cu
   Bismuth   48.28 %  Bi
   Lead      11.97 %  Pb
   Selenium  29.64 %  Se
   Sulfur     2.78 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCu2Bi4Se6.5S1.5
Help on Environment: Environment: In a vein-type uranium deposit with other tellurides and selenides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: Otish Mountains uranium deposit, PQ, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for David H. Watkinson (1937-), Canadian mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Watkinsonite + Pronunciation Say WATKINSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1985-024