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Rathite Mineral Data

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General Rathite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb8Pb4-x(Tl2As2)x(Ag2As2)As16S40
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 5,369.42 gm
   Thallium   1.90 %  Tl
   Silver     4.02 %  Ag
   Arsenic   25.81 %  As
   Lead      44.38 %  Pb
   Sulfur    23.89 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb11.5Tl0.5Ag2As18.5S40
Help on Environment: Environment: In crystalline dolomite with other Pb-As-S minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
Help on Locality: Locality: Binnental, Switzerland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Gerhard von Rath (1830-1888), Professor of Mineralogy, Bonn, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rathite Say RATHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26778
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