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Azurite Mineral Data

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General Azurite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 344.67 gm
   Copper    55.31 %  Cu   69.24 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.58 %  H     5.23 % H2O
   Carbon     6.97 %  C    25.54 % CO2
   Oxygen    37.14 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of copper ore deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb near Otavi, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Persian lazhward, meaning "blue.".
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Azurite Say AZURITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Chessylite
  ICSD 2934
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