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Paraguanajuatite Mineral Data

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General Paraguanajuatite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi2(Se,S)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 691.82 gm
   Bismuth   60.41 %  Bi
   Selenium  25.68 %  Se
   Sulfur    13.91 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi2Se2.25S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Intergrown with guanajuatite in contact metamorhpic as wall as in hydrothermal veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1948
Help on Locality: Locality: Santa Catarina mine, Sierra de Santa Rosa, Guanajuato, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the supposed relationship to guanajuatite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paraguanajuatite + Pronunciation Say PARAGUANAJUATITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20385
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