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Tischendorfite Mineral Data

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General Tischendorfite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd8Hg3Se9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,150.81 gm
   Silver      1.00 %  Ag
   Mercury    25.18 %  Hg
   Palladium  39.58 %  Pd
   Lead        1.93 %  Pb
   Selenium   32.31 %  Se
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd8Hg2.7Ag0.2Pb0.2Se8.8
Help on Environment: Environment: Included mineral found in other selenides in an ankerite-calcite matrix.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Eskeborn adit near Tilkerode, Harz Mountians, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name for Gerhard Tischendorf (1927-) who first recognized the mineral in the deposit in 1958.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-061