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Vihorlatite Mineral Data

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General Vihorlatite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi24Se17Te4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 6,525.04 gm
   Bismuth    70.14 %  Bi
   Tellurium   8.02 %  Te
   Selenium   21.06 %  Se
   Sulfur      0.79 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi21.9Se17.4Te4.1S1.6
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in quartz-opal veinlets or secondary quartzites as anhedral grains. Tetradymite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Poruba, Vihorlat Mountains, Slovakia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1988-047