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Muthmannite Mineral Data

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General Muthmannite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AgAuTe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 556.88 gm
   Silver     19.18 %  Ag
   Tellurium  46.51 %  Te
   Gold       34.31 %  Au
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Au0.97Ag0.99Te2.03
Help on Environment: Environment: In close intergrowths with other tellurides, especially krennerite, in epithermal hydorthermal veins and in ores enriched by secondary processes.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
Help on Locality: Locality: Sacaramb, Romania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Friedrich W. Muthmann (1861-1913), German chemist and crystallographer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Muthmannite + Pronunciation Say MUTHMANNITE