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Baksanite Mineral Data

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General Baksanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi6Te2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,605.28 gm
   Bismuth    78.11 %  Bi
   Tellurium  15.90 %  Te
   Sulfur      5.99 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi6Te2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in garnet-magnetite skarn,
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Tyrngauz deposit, Baksan River valley, northern Caucasus, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the discovery locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Baksanite + Pronunciation Say BAKSANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1992-042