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Tetradymite Mineral Data

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General Tetradymite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi2Te2S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 705.23 gm
   Bismuth    59.27 %  Bi
   Tellurium  36.19 %  Te
   Sulfur      4.55 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi2Te2S
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in hydrotherma quartz-gold veins o f moderate to high temperature and contact metamorphic deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1831
Help on Locality: Locality: Zupkov (Zsubko, Schubkau), Stredoslovensk´┐Ż Kraj, Slovak Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, tetradymos, "fourfold."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tetradymite + Pronunciation Say TETRADYMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Csiklovaite
  ICSD 26720
  PDF 42-1447