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Calaverite Mineral Data

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General Calaverite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AuTe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 452.17 gm
   Tellurium  56.44 %  Te
   Gold       43.56 %  Au
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AuTe2
Help on Environment: Environment: Usually in veins of low-temperature origin, also in moderate to high temperature deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: Staislaus mine, Carson Hill, Calaveras Co. California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Calaverite + Pronunciation Say CALAVERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64681
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