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Yafsoanite Mineral Data

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General Yafsoanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3Te2Zn3O12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 763.60 gm
   Calcium    15.75 %  Ca   22.03 % CaO
   Zinc       25.69 %  Zn   31.98 % ZnO
   Tellurium  33.42 %  Te   41.80 % TeO2
   Oxygen     25.14 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       95.81 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3Te2Zn3O12
Help on Environment: Environment: Tellurium-bearing gold quartz deposit in dolomite-calcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Kuranakh gold deposit, near Aldan, southern Sakha, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Yakutskii Filial Sibirskogo Otdeleniya Akademii Nauk (Yakut Filial, Siberian Branch, Academy of Sciences, YAFSOAN in Russian).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Yafsoanite + Pronunciation Say YAFSOANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64791
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