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Tazieffite Mineral Data

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General Tazieffite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb20Cd2(As,Bi)22S50Cl10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 8,377.10 gm
   Cadmium    2.68 %  Cd
   Bismuth    7.48 %  Bi
   Arsenic   16.99 %  As
   Lead      49.47 %  Pb
   Sulfur    19.14 %  S
   Chlorine   4.23 %  Cl
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb20Cd2As19Bi3S50Cl10
Help on Environment: Environment: Zinkenite plesiotypic series
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Far East Asia, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Haroun Tazieff (1914-1998), volcanologist who was a pioneer in field observation of active volcanoes.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2008-012