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Vasilite Mineral Data

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General Vasilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,870.08 gm
   Copper      9.68 %  Cu
   Tellurium   2.52 %  Te
   Palladium  77.11 %  Pd
   Sulfur     10.68 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd13.55Cu2.85S6.23Te0.37
Help on Environment: Environment: Heavy-mineral concentrates obtained from Priabonian clastic sediments.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: Novoseltsi, Bourgas region, southeastern Bulgaria Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vasil Atanasov, Associate Professor of mineralogy, Higher Institute of Mining and Geology, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vasilite Say VASILITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 32053
  IMA1989-043
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