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Apachite Mineral Data

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General Apachite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu9Si10O29•11(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,514.92 gm
   Copper    37.75 %  Cu   47.26 % CuO
   Silicon   18.54 %  Si   39.66 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.46 %  H    13.08 % H2O
   Oxygen    42.24 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu9Si10O29•11(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Garnet diopside tactite zone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Christmas Mine, Gila, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Apache Indians, whose reservation is near the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Apachite Say APACHITE