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Sulfosalt minerals are those complex sulfide minerals with the general formula: AmBnSp; where A represents a metal such as copper, lead, or silver; B represents a semi-metal such as arsenic, antimony or bismuth; and S is sulfur or rarely selenium. In the more simple sulfosalt formulas m = p = 3n is an approximation.
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There are about 200 known sulfosalt minerals, a few of the more common or important (as ore minerals) sulfosalt minerals are:
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