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Fairbankite Mineral Data

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General Fairbankite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbTe++++O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 382.80 gm
   Tellurium  33.33 %  Te   41.69 % TeO2
   Lead       54.13 %  Pb   58.31 % PbO
   Oxygen     12.54 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb(TeO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral associated with oxidation of lead and telluride-bearing sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Grand Central mine, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for N. K. Fairbank.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fairbankite + Pronunciation Say FAIRBANKITE