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General Petzite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 775.77 gm
   Silver     41.71 %  Ag
   Tellurium  32.90 %  Te
   Gold       25.39 %  Au
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Help on Environment: Environment: With other tellurides in vein-controlled gold deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Sacar�mb (Nagy�g, Szekerembe), Transylvania, Romania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the chemist, W. Petz.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Petzite Say PETZITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 41772
  Kurilite - hessite or petzite (?)
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