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Laitakarite Mineral Data

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General Laitakarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi4(Se,S)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,037.63 gm
   Bismuth   80.56 %  Bi
   Selenium  17.12 %  Se
   Sulfur     2.32 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi4Se2.25S0.75
Help on Environment: Environment: In veinlets in quartz-anthophyllite-codierite-biotite rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Orij�rvi mine, Orij�rvi, Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Aarne Laitakari, Director, Geological Survey of Finland, who collected the original material.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Laitakarite + Pronunciation Say LAITAKARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30319
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