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Benleonardite Mineral Data

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General Benleonardite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag8(Sb,As)Te2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,312.68 gm
   Silver     65.74 %  Ag
   Antimony    4.64 %  Sb
   Tellurium  19.44 %  Te
   Arsenic     2.85 %  As
   Sulfur      7.33 %  S
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             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag8Sb0.5As0.5Te2S3
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Moctezuma mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Benjamin F. Leonard (1921-), U.S. Geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Benleonardite + Pronunciation Say BENLEONARDITE