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Rickardite Mineral Data

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General Rickardite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu7Te5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,082.82 gm
   Copper     41.08 %  Cu
   Tellurium  58.92 %  Te
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu7Te5
Help on Environment: Environment: A late-stage mineral of low-temperature hydrothermal origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1903
Help on Locality: Locality: Good Hope mine, Vulcan, Gunnison Co., Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Thomas Arthur Rickard (1864-1953), mining engineer and Editor of the Engineering and Mining Journal, New York and London.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rickardite + Pronunciation Say RICKARDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24173
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