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Kuksite Mineral Data

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General Kuksite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb3Zn3Te++++++O6(PO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,231.31 gm
   Zinc        15.93 %  Zn   19.83 % ZnO
   Tellurium   10.36 %  Te   12.96 % TeO2
   Phosphorus   5.03 %  P    11.53 % P2O5
   Lead        50.48 %  Pb   54.38 % PbO
   Oxygen      18.19 %  O
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              100.00 %       98.70 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb3Zn3TeO6(PO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Late-stage interstitial mineral in calcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: Kuranakh gold deposit, central Aldan, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for A. I. Kuks, Russian prospector, one of the discoverers of the Kuranakh deposit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kuksite Say KUKSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-018