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Maldonite Mineral Data

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General Maldonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Au2Bi
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 602.91 gm
   Bismuth  34.66 %  Bi
   Gold     65.34 %  Au
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Au2Bi
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in gold-quartz veins, probable high temperature mineral. Intergrown with gold and bismuth.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
Help on Locality: Locality: Nugget reef, near Maldon, Victoria, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Maldonite + Pronunciation Say MALDONITE