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Aurichalcite Mineral Data

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General Aurichalcite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 546.71 gm
   Zinc      44.85 %  Zn   55.83 % ZnO
   Copper    14.53 %  Cu   18.19 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.11 %  H     9.89 % H2O
   Carbon     4.39 %  C    16.10 % CO2
   Oxygen    35.12 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn3.75Cu1.25(CO3)2(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in copper and zinc deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
Help on Locality: Locality: Salida, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Probably from the Greek oreichalchos, "mountain copper."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aurichalcite + Pronunciation Say AURICHALCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75323
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