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Skippenite Mineral Data

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General Skippenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi2Se2(Te,S)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 679.60 gm
   Bismuth    61.50 %  Bi
   Tellurium  14.08 %  Te
   Selenium   23.24 %  Se
   Sulfur      1.18 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi2Se2Te0.75S0.25
Help on Environment: Environment: In a vein-type uranium deposit with other tellurides and selenides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: Otish Mountains Uranium deposit, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for George Skippen, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Skippenite + Pronunciation Say SKIPPENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42544
  IMA1986-033
  PDF 42-1373