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Kurilite Mineral Data

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General Kurilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 363.74 gm
   Silver     44.48 %  Ag
   Tellurium  21.05 %  Te
   Gold       27.08 %  Au
   Selenium    6.51 %  Se
   Sulfur      0.88 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag1.5Au0.5Te0.6Se0.3S0.1
Help on Environment: Environment: Inadequately described species possibly hessite or petzite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: Kurile-Kamtchatka volcanic belt, Siberia, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.