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Tetrahedrite Mineral Data

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General Tetrahedrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Fe)12Sb4S13
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,643.31 gm
   Iron      10.20 %  Fe
   Copper    34.80 %  Cu
   Antimony  29.64 %  Sb
   Sulfur    25.37 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu9Fe2+3Sb4S13
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal veins and contact metamorphic deposits of low to moderate temperature.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name is derived from its crystal form.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tetrahedrite + Pronunciation Say TETRAHEDRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 62116
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