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Bambollaite Mineral Data

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General Bambollaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(Se,Te)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 245.79 gm
   Copper     25.85 %  Cu
   Tellurium  25.96 %  Te
   Selenium   48.19 %  Se
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuSe1.5Te0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: In oxidized Au-Te ore in sub-parallel quartz veins in a hydrothermally altered tuff.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Moctezuma mine, near Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Spanish nickname "La Bambolla" of the mine in which it occurs, which roughly translates into "hot air" in allusion to exaggerated tales of rich gold ore.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bambollaite + Pronunciation Say BAMBOLLAITE