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Betekhtinite Mineral Data

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General Betekhtinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu10(Fe,Pb)S6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 923.52 gm
   Iron     3.63 %  Fe
   Copper  68.81 %  Cu
   Lead     6.73 %  Pb
   Sulfur  20.83 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu10Fe2+0.6Pb0.3S6
Help on Environment: Environment: In veins cutting the black cupriferous shale at Mansfeld, Germany.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Mansfeld Kupferschiefer, Eisleben, and at Waschenback, Odenwald, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Anatolii Gergievich Betekhtin (1897-119620, Russian mineralogist and economic geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Betekhtinite + Pronunciation Say BETEKHTINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26494
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