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General Rayite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ag,Tl)2Pb8Sb8S21
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,568.98 gm
   Thallium   2.86 %  Tl
   Silver     4.53 %  Ag
   Antimony  27.29 %  Sb
   Lead      46.44 %  Pb
   Sulfur    18.87 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag1.5Tl0.5Pb8Sb8S21
Help on Environment: Environment: In Precambrian polymetallic massive-sufide deposits interbedded with kyanite-graphite schists, diopside-bearing calcsilicates, and meta cherts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Rajpura-Darib, Udaipur district, Rajasthan, India. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Santosh K. Ray of President College, Calcutta, India.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rayite Say RAYITE