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Melonite Mineral Data

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General Melonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiTe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 313.89 gm
   Nickel     18.70 %  Ni
   Tellurium  81.30 %  Te
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiTe2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found with other telllurium minerals in the late stages of hydrothermal veins formed at moderate to low temperatures. Also in high temperature magmatic sulfide deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
Help on Locality: Locality: Melones and Stanislaus mine, Carson hill, Calaveras County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Melonite Say MELONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 41386
  Imgreite - discredited
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