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Spiroffite Mineral Data

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General Spiroffite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn,Zn)2Te3O8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 625.90 gm
   Manganese  13.17 %  Mn   17.00 % MnO
   Zinc        5.22 %  Zn    6.50 % ZnO
   Tellurium  61.16 %  Te   76.50 % TeO2
   Oxygen     20.45 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+1.5Zn0.5Te3O8
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral found in oxidized, telluride-bearing rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Moctezuma mine ("La Bambolla"), Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Kiril Spiroff (1901-1981), Bulgarian-American economic geologist, Michigan College of Mining and Technology.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Spiroffite + Pronunciation Say SPIROFFITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 82490
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