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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2(Pb,Sb)2S8[Te,Au]2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,992.56 gm
   Antimony    6.17 %  Sb
   Tellurium  11.72 %  Te
   Lead       51.99 %  Pb
   Gold       10.68 %  Au
   Sulfur     19.44 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb5Au1.08Sb1.01Te1.83S12.08
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as anhedral to subhedral grains up to 300 �m in cavities and vugs of large nagy�gite crystals. Nagy�gite-buckhornite homologous series
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Museum specimen from gold-telluride deposit of Sacar�mb, Metaliferi Mountains, western Romania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in appreciation for all the museums of the world that provide the important function of mineral specimen custodianship.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-039