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Kalungaite Mineral Data

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General Kalungaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PdAsSe
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 258.08 gm
   Bismuth     0.32 %  Bi
   Antimony    1.60 %  Sb
   Arsenic    27.58 %  As
   Palladium  41.48 %  Pd
   Selenium   27.78 %  Se
   Sulfur      1.23 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PdAs0.95Sb0.03Bi0.004Se0.9S0.09
Help on Environment: Environment: The gold deposit is hosted by a muscovite mylonite related to a E-W trending shear zone in a peraluminous granite of the Aurumina Suite (2.15 Ga), which intrudes graphite-bearing me tasedimentary rocks of the Ticunzal Fo
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Buraco do Ouro gold mine, Cavalcante, Goi�s State, Brazil. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name is for the Kalunga people, a community of descendants of African slaves living in Cavalcante and nearby towns.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2004-047