Mineralogy Database

Vavrinite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :

General Vavrinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni2SbTe2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 491.04 gm
   Iron        1.25 %  Fe
   Nickel     23.07 %  Ni
   Bismuth     0.43 %  Bi
   Antimony   23.80 %  Sb
   Tellurium  50.15 %  Te
   Palladium   1.30 %  Pd
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni1.93Fe2+0.11Pd0.06Sb0.96Bi0.01Te1.93
Help on Environment: Environment: The tellurides occur as anhedral inclusions enclosed by pyrrhotite. Nickeline group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Dump of the abandoned Kunratice near Sluknov, Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ivan Vavr�n in recognition of his investigations of tellurium minerals and significant contributions to research on Cu-Ni sulfide deposits.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-045