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Tellurite Mineral Data

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General Tellurite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TeO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 159.60 gm
   Tellurium  79.95 %  Te  100.00 % TeO2
   Oxygen     20.05 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TeO2
Help on Environment: Environment: Of secondary origin resulting from the oxidation of other tellurium compounds.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1849
Help on Locality: Locality: Nagy-Ag, Rumania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its containing tellurium (Latin, tellus = "earth").
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tellurite + Pronunciation Say TELLURITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26844
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