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Bezsmertnovite Mineral Data

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General Bezsmertnovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Au4Cu(Te,Pb)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,002.89 gm
   Copper      6.34 %  Cu
   Tellurium   8.91 %  Te
   Lead        6.20 %  Pb
   Gold       78.56 %  Au
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Au4CuTe0.7Pb0.3
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the cementation zone of a volcanogenic gold telluride deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Kamchatka, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Marianna S. Bezsmertnaya (1915-1991) and Valdimir V. Bezsmertny (1912-), Russian geologists.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bezsmertnovite + Pronunciation Say BEZSMERTNOVITE