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General Hessite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag2Te
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 343.34 gm
   Silver     62.84 %  Ag
   Tellurium  37.16 %  Te
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag2Te
Help on Environment: Environment: Moderate to low temperature veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
Help on Locality: Locality: Calaveras, Nevada Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Swiss chemist, G. H. Hesse (1802-1850).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hessite Say HESSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 73230
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