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Moctezumite Mineral Data

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General Moctezumite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb(UO2)(TeO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 828.42 gm
   Uranium    28.73 %  U    32.60 % UO2
   Tellurium  30.81 %  Te   38.53 % TeO2
   Lead       25.01 %  Pb   26.94 % PbO
   Oxygen     15.45 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.07 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb(UO2)(TeO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in telluride-bearing ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Moctezuma mine (La Bambolla), Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality which was named after Moctezuma (1466-1520), last king of the Aztecs.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Moctezumite + Pronunciation Say MOCTEZUMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 73442
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