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Sylvanite Mineral Data

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General Sylvanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 429.89 gm
   Silver      6.27 %  Ag
   Tellurium  59.36 %  Te
   Gold       34.36 %  Au
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Au0.75Ag0.25Te2
Help on Environment: Environment: Most commonly in low-temperature hydrothermal veins; also in moderate temperature and high-temperature deposits, usually among the last minerals formed.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
Help on Locality: Locality: Baia de Aries (Aranyosb�nya, Offenb�nya), Transylvania, Romania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after TranSYLVANia, for the part of Romainia where it was first found..
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sylvanite + Pronunciation Say SYLVANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30874
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