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Boleite Mineral Data

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General Boleite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KPb26Ag9Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 10936.64 gm
   Potassium   0.36 %  K     0.43 % K2O
   Copper     13.94 %  Cu   15.70 % Cu2O
   Silver      8.88 %  Ag    9.54 % Ag2O
   Hydrogen    0.44 %  H     3.95 % H2O
   Lead       49.26 %  Pb   53.06 % PbO
   Chlorine   20.10 %  Cl   20.10 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -4.54 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen      7.02 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.24 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KAg9Cu24Pb26Cl62(OH)48
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary copper deposits. The fugitive presence of K in the formula was determined by microprobe.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
Help on Locality: Locality: Boleo, Baja California, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after is locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Boleite Say BOLEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 18002
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