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Bellingerite Mineral Data

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General Bellingerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++3(IO3)6•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,276.08 gm
   Copper    14.94 %  Cu   18.70 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.32 %  H     2.82 % H2O
   Iodine    59.67 %  I    78.48 % I2O5
   Oxygen    25.08 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3(IO3)6•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in veinlets in a porphyry copper deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
Help on Locality: Locality: Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Herman C. Bellinger (1867-1940), General Manager of the Chile Exploration Company, who submitted the first specimens.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bellingerite + Pronunciation Say BELLINGERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2063
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