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Blossite Mineral Data

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General Blossite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2V+++++2O7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 340.97 gm
   Vanadium  29.88 %  V    53.34 % V2O5
   Copper    37.27 %  Cu   46.66 % CuO
   Oxygen    32.85 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2V5+2O7
Help on Environment: Environment: A very rare sublimate, probably formed between 100-200 deg C, from the outer sulfate zone of a fumarole in the crater of a basaltic composite volcano.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Summit crater of Izalco Volcano, San Salvador. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for F. Donald Bloss, American mineralogist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Blossite Say BLOSSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 1831
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