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Kostovite Mineral Data

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General Kostovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuAuTe4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 770.91 gm
   Copper      8.24 %  Cu
   Tellurium  66.21 %  Te
   Gold       25.55 %  Au
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuAuTe4
Help on Environment: Environment: From gold and platinum-bearing replacement copper deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: Chelopech Deposit, Srednogorie zone, Sofia, Bulgaria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ivan Kostov (1912-), Bulgarian mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kostovite + Pronunciation Say KOSTOVITE