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Atheneite Mineral Data

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General Atheneite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Hg)3As
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 464.81 gm
   Mercury    32.37 %  Hg
   Arsenic    16.12 %  As
   Palladium  51.51 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd2.25Hg0.75As
Help on Environment: Environment: In concentrates from gold washings.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: From Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. From the area around Zlatoust, Ural Mountains, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: After the Greek goddess "Pallas Athene," in allusion to its palladium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Atheneite + Pronunciation Say ATHENEITE